Just Off the Easel May 31, 2013

When I saw the scene for my latest painting titled: “A Cheerful Day in Gray” I knew it was going to be painted. The location was in Canada. Although it was early spring a cold snap hit and actually the "A Cheerful Day in Gray" 24x30 oil painting of a barn and silo by William Hagerman. Copyright May 2013day I photographed this it was lightly snowing. However, I decided to warm it up a bit by leaving out the snow and make the air a heavy moisture laden morning. Even though this painting is a study of grays, it’s not somber. I found it to be cheerful, what with the lush green grass. Something not seen in the currently very dry area of where I live. I did add the cow and free rangers to add life to the scene.


The sky shows a slight lightening, hinting at the promise of clearing skies and a beautiful day to come! The painting is available at Folger Gallery, Midland, TX (432) 697-3778 (this painting has sold)

An overview of different stages of this paintings development can be seen in the section: Art Tips: When the wrong end of the brush is right.

What other moods or feelings does this painting evoke in you? I’d love to hear your comments.

One thought on “Just Off the Easel May 31, 2013

  1. Victoria MacFarlane

    Wow, I thought this was a photograph. I agree, it looks like a happy day to me as I love cloudy days with a hint of snow or rain (as you know, we have neither in west TX. Your grass, trees and sky blend together beautifully in their separate but collaborative natures. I’ll take this one please. I think it would sell quickly.
    Good job William,


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