Camptoun Farm had lots of lovely buildings on offer - all sorts of building materials in differing states of 'good health'! I arrived at two paintings from this part of the project - the Barn and the White Shed.
This is the Barn - painted in acrylic but also in parts where texture seemed to ask for it - acrylic mixed with sand and pva glue. I was happy with the window detail. As the picture is so large and the shape dominates it, the window and the slanted guttering allow the eye to travel and find a way out!
The White Shed. This is a 1 metre square painting - executed soley in acrylic paint. I was attempting to give the painting a specific atmosphere. Where there is no crumbling paint on evidence, the decay and transient nature of the building are alluded to by virtue of the fact that the building seems to float and fade away. The wires that cross the painting at an angle above the shed is rather a fortuitous touch as they help anchor the building to the ground.
Carol E Duff