Simon Bland

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Mountain Road, Hillsboro

by Simon Bland / Aug 27, 2015 / Painting Landscape

Oil painting of a barn and fields at Mountain Road in Hillsboro VA

Mountain Road, Hillsboro. 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015 - 2016

(Updated June 2016) This is an oil painting I've had on and off the easel for a year. It took a long time and a lot of perseverance to find the right value scale, color palette and composition.

The field and barn is on the opposite site of the road from Doukenie Winery. If you're ever out that way there's a small unused driveway with a cattle grid that you can pull into to see this view - it's not easy to see directly from the road.