Friday, July 14, 2006

abandoned farm buildings


This is a stone lithograph I did a long time ago of abandoned farm buildings in Saskatchewan. This week's Illustration Friday theme (Sacrifice) made me want to 'age' it further in Photoshop, particularly as the original copied image is such poor quality.

17 Comments:

Blogger steve said...

Luv the rustic look of your illustation ! That poor farm !
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

14/7/06 8:33 AM  
Anonymous Kaya said...

Beautiful and craggy, love the shadows and texture. How are your large pieces coming?

14/7/06 8:52 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This is an intriguing image and your photoshopped version really works and makes it all look even more abandoned or sacrificed. So sad what's happened to family farming.

14/7/06 8:53 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

We are thinking along the same lines today! I love how you have done this farm scene. It just looks old and forgotten.

14/7/06 10:20 AM  
Blogger CeCe said...

That's pretty cool!

14/7/06 10:58 AM  
Blogger L'Oiseau said...

I'm a sucker for drawings of buildings... this is very haunting.

14/7/06 12:51 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Age and sacrifice - very clever!

Lovely pic too.

BTW I've been having ISP problems - if you have emailed me recently its been lost - they managed to lose 7 gig of messages! (Not all for me luckily!) BUt it should be okay now and my emails might get out too... but we'll see... its been a longer enforced retreat that I'd expected ;-)

14/7/06 1:19 PM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

lovely interpretation!

14/7/06 6:40 PM  
Anonymous Detlef said...

fantastic as per usual.

14/7/06 7:28 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This is so rustic and beautiful! It has a native feel and it feels like a map too!!! LOVE the little barn!

14/7/06 10:59 PM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Beautiful.
love

15/7/06 12:15 AM  
Blogger String said...

Nice composition and concept.

15/7/06 5:52 AM  
Blogger muddy red shoes said...

OOh I like that, also love that name Saskatchewan...

15/7/06 10:50 AM  
Blogger carla said...

The flat arrangement of the buildings on the landscape makes me think of Japanese prints. I love how you've worked with the "distressed" look - it gives it the feeling of something old and rare. Very nice!

15/7/06 4:13 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Your style and patterns still show up in this older piece.
Beautiful and sad about todays abandond farms.

15/7/06 7:22 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

This is very cool and looks so antiqued. I think it is great just as is. I too love old farms and barns.
a.

16/7/06 7:25 AM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

abandoned buildings are sad, when you think of all the work that went into building them and all that went on inside.

17/7/06 1:40 AM  

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