Cows By the Marsh


My wife and I often go for rides throughout Indiana. We like to drive along and turn at random roads. We never know where we’re going. We just want to see what we can see.

This painting is of a scene in southern Indiana. I thought it was interesting to see some cows grazing next to a marsh. There was really nothing special about it, except there seemed to be bands of color from me until the woods in the background. There was definately atmospheric perspective — the  ground closer to me was warmer in color, such as the reddish soil and the green field. The further back, the green became cooler – the first row of trees was a purple color. The next row of trees were further back and the color faded. It became light blue. This gave the scene depth.

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May 6, 2012

Jennifer @ 5:29 pm #

I love this one. It has lots of interesting parts, from the marsh, to the cows, to the colors.

May 7, 2012

Susie @ 10:37 am #

I love the way you can see such beauty in scenes that the rest of us might consider ordinary at first look. When you paint it, we see the beauty. I’m fascinated by the bands of color. Very nice, Tom!

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