Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sagaponack Farm

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This is the same barn as featured in my last post. However, this is it in early morning light. It continues to astound and at times frustrate me at how dramatically a scene changes as the light changes. The warm glow on the old wooden doors and the cast shadows under the eaves are what drew me to this barn in the first place. By the time I had the sketch done and began to paint, however, the sun had moved behind the barn and I had to stop. The warmth and mood were gone. So, the next morning I went back and there was the barn in the light that initially caught my eye. Only now, there was a tractor parked in front as well - oh, the perils of painting a working farm in plein aire!


  1. Maryann, I love this painting..even with the tractor 😃 Is this Sagaponack, Long Island? I lived out there (Amagansett) for quite a while. I love following your work. It's wonderful!!!

    1. Hi Shelley, Yes. This is Sagaponack, Long Island. - such a beautiful place, as you must know, having lived close by. I thank you so much for taking the time to comment and compliment my work. It means so much. Truly, Maryann