Breakfast at Artists Colony Inn


Brown County Indiana is famous as an art colony. In the late 1800s a group of artists settled there. Since then, hundreds of other artists have felt that Brown County was their spiritual home. The town has a charming area with shops, restaurants, hotels and cabins. A favorite place to go is the Artist’s Colony Inn. They have a great restaurant.

One morning I was in the area. As I walked toward the Inn, a group of ladies lined up and went in for breakfast. I was intrigued by the sunlight behind them. The glow of the sun made the leaves in the trees a bright yellow, while the shadow side was blue. The buildings in the shade had a bluish tint and the others were slightly yellow from the sun.

I have tried to duplicate the feeling of that morning. I put the hanging plants and flowers in front of them to create atmospheric perspective. The flags above the woman’s head are painted small, giving the impression they are further back.

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November 17, 2008

Christine @ 9:03 pm #

This painting is very pretty. It just has that happy early summer day feeling.

Margaret @ 10:27 pm #

Such a great picture of the Artist Colony in Nashville. You do a great job with figures and I particularly like the way you do their clothing. It’s really a neat picture, so fresh and so vibrant. I’d love to have that painting hanging in my house; so hopefully will others too.

December 4, 2008

Susie @ 9:54 am #

Love this! The flowers and trees are so gorgeous. I want to be one of these woman going to breakfast on a beautiful, sunny day!

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