Brackenhill Farm

by Dorothy
(Carluke, Scotland)

This is painted on Daler Rowney pastel paper using soft pastel, hard pastels and pastel pencils. It measurers 26 cms x 40 cms.

Until about two years ago this farmhouse was the view from my kitchen window but sadly it was demolished to build a new housing development.

It is drawn from memory and a very bad photograph taken as the demolition squad moved in on a day that was pouring with rain.

The sheep and cattle used to come close to my home to graze - too close sometimes like the front garden!!!

I tried to do this painting as a panoramic view as I wanted to get the red barn in.

I painted it because I missed looking at the old farmhouse which I think was around 150 years old.

Having seen it on screen I think I will tone down the greens a bit but I thought I would post it anyhow and get your thoughts.

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an ancestor's farm
by: Ken Bull, Brisbane Qld

I'm glad you did that painting Dorothy, as I've recently found "Brackenhills farm" a short journey from Kilbirnie was owned by my GGG grandparents John and Margaret Harvie who sold it in early 1855 to migrate to South Australia (with their young daughter Margaret Harvie, my ancestor). Such a shame that history is destroyed.

by: Vicki

Very nice. Pleasing to the eye.

by: Anonymous

it is wrong when they demolish old building like this one you have done well to paint it from memory irene ann

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