Barbara Kay Herring

Under the Brownline
oil on board
7 x 5 in.
Alley Architecture
oil
4 x 4 in.

Chicago is home and provides much of my inspiration. EL tracks, old water tanks, back alleys and parking lots are all part of an urban landscape that inspire me. I am drawn to both the popular and less scenic areas of the city, attempting to capture the energy of the scene.

Since retiring from a ‘normal’ job, I have had to opportunity to do a bit of traveling. Again, the energy of a particular scene be it a barn or mountain will attract me. The work is to capture that energy with consideration to the composition and values. Using sketches, on-site paintings or photo references, the challenge is to produce a finished work that the viewer can relate to.

© Barbara Kay Herring