Farm Life

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.”
– St. Francis de Sales

….and Land by Landing! 🙂

Pennsylvania Farm

9″ x 6″ Watercolor

I dearly loved the whole process of painting this.  I enjoyed the depth and shadows and the various hues of nature.  I started to put Christmas lights on the trees and changed my mind.  I guess because it’s sunny and it just wouldn’t be right for lights to show up well on a sunny afternoon.  🙂

The reference photo is by Momomare at WetCanvas.

About St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622), known as the Gentle Saint, was bishop of Geneva. His motto was, “He who preaches with love preaches effectively,” and his religious texts, including Introduction to the Devout Life, have resonated with many non-Catholics. Pope Pius IX proclaimed him a patron saint of writers. Some consider him a patron saint of the deaf; he invented a form of sign language to teach a young deaf man how to communicate.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 00:18:08

    When I imagine a farm, this is the sort of image I come up with. Very nice!


  2. lesliepaints
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 15:24:36

    Beautiful, Beth. A little smaller barn and house and no silos and I would want to live there. The depth is incredible.


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