Covid Creativity: 1Nov2021

by Elisabeth Somerset-Watson

Driving around the Dunvegan area recently I saw this old and interesting building in a field on the Kenyan 8 Concession Rd, just west of Fiske’s Corners and south of County Rd 24.  Interesting patina and I liked the details of the red door–which was ajar–details and colour of the roof, and the  textures shown on the building from becoming weathered over the years.

I played around with it for more vibrant colours and like where it all came to. A happy feeling shot in the pretty countryside at this time of year. 

Home on the Grange

Olga who painted the building where she lives could do an amazing painting of this I feel , leaving out the bare tree branches behind the building. 😊

Here is the original shot.

Original shot

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  1. Beautiful shots Elisabeth! I really love the patchy rustic look of the building. With your permission I will save these shots in my file for a future painting. Thanks for sharing as I am always looking for interesting local scenes to paint.


  2. These are great shots Elisabeth! I really love the rustic patchy look of the building. With your permission I would love to save the pictures to my file to use for a future painting. Thank you for sharing!


  3. Elizabeth:

    Nicely modified and improved. I love the image, the tight crop and the blue sky. I like the way you have made the shadow on the front of the building even across the whole building which I think adds to the patchy look. As a suggestion, I would remove the wires.



    • Thank you Milo for your comments and I agree completely with your suggestion of removing the wires. I’d also like to remove the are tree branches behind the building.


  4. What a great find for a photo! I think it is perfect, but for the overhead wires, which I would, as Milo suggests, remove,


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