Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"La Primavera Farm" Kim Rempel, Ontario, Canada


Today I was plein air painting. It was a seriously gorgeous day. Very warm and VERY windy. And today I had a canvas that acted like a sail. My mentor Catherine (who's had more than a little experience in these matters ; ) was a master at securing my easel with ropes, bungee cords and rocks. It allowed me to paint much longer than I otherwise would have, but in the end I succumbed to the elements. All part of the experience : ) And I had to include a shot of these two with whom I spent a good chunk of my day. They are Scottish Highland cows. I think the cuteness factor in this post just skyrocketed ; )
24" x 36" / acrylic on canvas

15 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Glad you made it through your painting session unscathed....and those Scottish cows are just adorable. :)

SUSAN RODEN said...

Looks like you had a good audience Kim -they are so very cute!

The barn looks so majestic too. Nice...

Rachel Roushey said...

What a beautiful barn painting. And yes, the two Scottish Highland cows definitely earn a few cuteness points!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

LOVE the painting--so glad it didn't sail away in the wind. I must say, I have not had much luck or fun plein air painting. I guess I don't like to mix the elements and painting

I like your furry friends, too. Couldn't they be helpful when art supplies were flying around?

Kim said...

No - they were no help at all! Guess they were just the eye candy..LOL

jennifer woodburn said...

Love the painting, what a great composition!

Linda Popple said...

I really like this painting! And those cows - so cute!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Love the barn and color, great job, even tho it required a strong endurance! These are the cutest cows. Are they small? I don't believe I have ever seen them before.

Alice said...

What a great barn!.... your friends are very cute too! :)
They probably haven't seen anyone painting before.

JanettMarie said...

Great painting! Way to endure!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Kim, Love that barn! I find plein air very difficult, but you seem to have mastered it.

Crystal Cook said...

Holy cuteness factor Batman! Those cows are rockin.

I LOVE your painting Kim! Those colors in the barn are mesmerizing :) I want to go plein air painting with you!!! next time I'm in Canada I'm looking you up;)

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Virginia Floyd said...

Love all the beautiful colors in the barn! And it will be hard for anyone to top those cows for the cutesy factor!

Denise Scaramai said...

Kim,
I love this painting! is amazing;))
My dream is to live in a place like this!!!... and having these two beautiful mates as well!
greetings!!!