A Blue Barn-Scenic Berkshires Winter
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During the winter months up here in New England's scenic Berkshires my mind is focused on finding those beautifully simplistic, if not minimalistic landscapes. Snowfall and overcast skies help simplify the composition, allowing me to seek out wonderfully shaped bare trees, rustic fences to provide a strong diagonal leading line and a single dominant subject.
Patience is certainly a virtue searching for suitable locations. I'm always seeking that special quintessential combination that tells a little story about New England. On this particular day, I decided to relocate this ordinary barn I have been by many times but never on such a winter day. It took a bit of maneuvering but I finally was able to place myself in a position to select a composition that allowed the elements before me to come together.
This artwork is whats called "Square Format". Although not perfectly square dimensionally, it strays from the traditional rectangular aspect ratio and is quite popular for Framed and matted artwork.