|egg tempera on panel|
This is a series of paintings I have done of my family’s farm near Enterprise, Alabama, where I grew up. My Great Grandparents homesteaded this land. As a child I played in the woods and fields and developed a love of nature and being outdoors. When I was growing up it was outside the town, but now it is being encroached by suburbs. My father, sister, and cousin still live there and my cousin continues to farm the land and raise livestock there.
|Reflections egg tempera on wood panel|
This is a new addition to my "Smith Farm Paintings" collection. Being so far away from 'the pond' right now, I found creating this painting peaceful as I recollected the serenity of sitting and gazing upon such beauty.
|Grandmama's House oil on canvas|
This painting is of my grandmother's house which her parents built. My dad now lives there. I did this painting while standing in the field across the road.
|Grandmama's Pears oil on canvas|
There was a pear tree that grew beside my Grandmother's house that produced these delicious small pears. Sadly, the tree died last year. This painting was sold through the Corporate Art Source Gallery in Montgomery, Alabama.
Both of the above paintings were done en plein air (in the open air from life) and primarily with a palette knife around 2005.
Old Silo 9 x 12 pastel on paper
This view is from the site of the farm office. To the left there used to be an old dairy barn. I remember when I was young and the barn was no longer in use, my dad filled in part of it with water to be a swimming pool for us. To the right of this view there is a large open barn for farm equipment. There is now a newer farm office built to the left.
New Tree 8 x 10 oil on birch panel
I painted this from a reference photo I took while at a family reunion held annually at my cousin's house.
Grazing Cows 8 x 10 egg tempera on wood panel
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