Historic buildings, painted

How are you? I’m trying to get back to blogging. Where has the time gone?

I haven’t been out walking and taking photos, due to a sore foot, but I thought I’d make some paintings out of pictures I’ve shown you recently. These are all farm related, from Rancho San Antonio. I’m so glad they preserved some of the old buildings.

I love farms. I know I romanticize them. I wouldn’t last a day on a real farm.

I think this is someone’s house, not necessarily historic, though it is in the park. I like the simple style.

Old_farmhouse_Rancho

Oil painting (Corel Painter Essentials 4)

Maybe in some corner of my soul, I long for a simpler time.

The next one is officially historic. This was the home of the foreman. Deer Hollow Farm was a homestead owned by the Grants in the 1800s, sold in 1937. The original structure was a one room house, then they added on one more room. I can imagine living here and decorating the interior with antiques. The inside has been restored and filled with artifacts.

Two-room-house-Rancho

Impressionist (Corel Painter Essentials)

Here’s the old barn. I stopped the painting a bit before it was finished, just for fun. I kind of liked the smudged effect.

Barn_Rancho

“Classical Oil Painting” unfinished (Corel Painter Essentials 4)

Have a great Friday or Saturday as the case may be!

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