Garden Shed III

"Garden Shed III"
©2010 Carol Horzempa
oil on canvas

NFS

This is a plein air painting of my garden shed I did several years ago. This was my third try in painting this shed at the time. Unfortunately I wasn't happy with it so it ended up in my reject pile. I was hoping I could someday figure out how to correct some of the problems since I was really happy with the flower box and sunlight on the shed. I was pleasantly surprised it only needed a bit of tweaking with lost and found edges and correcting some of the architecture.

I'm happy I took a photo before framing so I could post the results on my blog. Sorry...I forgot to take a before photo of the painting.

I actually had a hard time parting with this painting but had planed to give it to my son in Louisiana as a house-warming gift. My son said he used to play in this shed when he was a boy so I think he was happy to have a painting with good memories of his childhood back home.

Now I'm thinking I should go back to my reject pile and see what else I can rescue...


16 comments:

  1. If this kind of painting is in your reject pile, I agree, you better go have another look at the pile! This is wonderful Carol!

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  2. DEAR CAROL,
    THE SHED PAINTING IS BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING.
    INSPIRING FOR ME TO GET BACK TO MY FINE ARTS ROOTS!
    HOPE YOU AND DICK ARE FINE AS ALWAYS,

    CATHY MC

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  3. Ditto Dana's comments. I just love your signature dapples of sunlight on the window box and wall. Anyone would be delighted to have this grace their home.

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  4. Great rescue job! Your son is very lucky to have it. Memories of home... Can't beat that.

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  5. This is beautiful, Carol, tho don't know what it looked like before the extra tweaking. I will say that it makes me want to take a second look at my own reject pile!

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  6. What a great painting! Sometimes we are just too hard on ourselves, and the best thing is to walk away. I for one am so happy you did not toss this lovely painting.

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  7. This painting is so inviting with the beautiful dappled light, hard to believe this was in your reject pile. Sentimental gifts are the best kind; I know your son loved this special painting. My 2 brothers (from Louisiana) received paintings from me in memory of my grandfather, it's special to keep the memories alive.

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  8. Wouldn't it be great if everything in the reject pile turned out so well!

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  9. Love this painting! I'm sure it will forever remind your son of wonderful memories. Happy hunting through your rejects. :)

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  10. Really lovely. The window box makes me long for spring already!

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  11. Nice Carol. I just went through my studio doing remodeling and cleanup and discoverd many treasures that are maybe firestarters or have some possibilities. Probably will discover them again next time I do the same. HAPPY NEW YEARS and have a great painting year in 2011

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  12. I can't believe you rejected this painting, it is beautiful! Maybe you should have an exhibition with all your rejects! Wonderful visit, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Carol, Its a wonderful painting and its so nice to be able to pass it onto your son for the memories.

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  14. See now, I was hoping there was a typo and that you gave this to your son-in-law, not your son :). I love(d) this one. OTOH-I also love the little trees you gave me!

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  15. Mm, that's a nice photo of your garden shed. It does seem like the perfect gift for your son. You've attached great memories to a wonderful painting!

    -Ula Heximer

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