The Farm At Burpee Hill
“This is a case in point for artistic license. I painted “The Farm At Burpee Hill” near New London, New Hampshire a few years back but wasn’t happy with it. The draft horse that was originally there drew too much attention away from the barn, which I wanted to be the focal point. So I painted him out. Then I lightened all the shadows. Still not happy. Then I added some color to the barn, which in reality was a dull grey and added some fall color to the trees. Then I added a more interesting sky. Finally I was and am still, happy with it. A little part of me wants to record these things just as they are but what one sees rarely makes the best painting as is.” Craig Pursley
“The Farm At Burpee Hill”
Oil 18″ x 24″
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