Welcome to my September 2017 painting challenge in which I will be posting a new painting everyday for the next 30-days (aka 30-in-30). This will be my 5th time doing a 30-in-30.
So, here my first painting of the challenge. This little painting was completed back in July when I stumbled across this nice lookin' barn right beside a vacant public school yard (Centennial Central School - North of London, Ontario)
For the duration of this challenge, I have chosen the theme 'Rural Impressions' and hope my paintings can serve as a glimpse into country life in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Growing up on a dairy farm, I have a deep nostalgia for country life (despite now being a bonafide city slicker). This is actually not my first time doing a series of farm paintings. Back in high school, during OAC (grade 13) art class, we had to choose a theme and then create 6 art pieces (I chose 'Farm Life'). See below a college I created of my Grandma MacKay and my dad (he's the baby). My dad has lived on the same farm, in the same house, for his entire life.
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