Back on the Farm: 15 Rural Paintings

From free-range chickens and fruit-laden orchards to pickup trucks and split-rail fences, scenes of rural life offer much to inspire today’s plein air painters. Wind your way down the country roads and bucolic byways traversed by the 15 artists whose work is featured here and find yourself back on the farm.

15 Rural Paintings by Plein Air Painters

1. “Monday Morning Meeting”
Jennifer Stottle Taylor
2021, oil, 12 x 24 in.
Available from artist
Plein air and studio

rural paintings - "Monday Morning Meeting" by Jennifer Stottle Taylor
“Monday Morning Meeting” by Jennifer Stottle Taylor

2. “The Farmer’s Backyard”
Barbara Tapp
2022, watercolor, 9 x 12 in.
Available from artist
Plein air

"The Farmer’s Backyard," by Barbara Tapp
“The Farmer’s Backyard” by Barbara Tapp

3. “Grazing”
Bonnie Zahn Griffith
2022, pastel, 11 x 14 in.
Available from artist
Plein air

rural paintings - "Grazing" by Bonnie Zahn Griffith
“Grazing” by Bonnie Zahn Griffith

4. “Feeling Sheepish”
Laurie Hendricks
2019, oil, 11 x 14 in.
Private collection
Plein air

"Feeling Sheepish" by Laurie Hendricks
“Feeling Sheepish” by Laurie Hendricks

5. “Heading Home”
Michele Farrier
2020, oil, 12 x 12 in.
Private collection
Plein air

rural paintings - "Heading Home" by Michele Farrier
“Heading Home” by Michele Farrier

6. “Close to Home”
Rachel Pettit
2015, oil, 12 x 16 in.
Available from artist
Plein air

"Close to Home" by Rachel Pettit
“Close to Home” by Rachel Pettit

7. “The Barns Collection”
Kirk Larsen
2017, oil, 12 x 24 in.
Available from Castle Ft. Wayne, IN
Plein air

rural paintings - "The Barns Collection" by Kirk Larsen
“The Barns Collection” by Kirk Larsen

8. “Driftless Morning”
Richard Abraham
2021, oil, 12 x 16 in.
Private collection
Plein air

"Driftless Morning" by Richard Abraham
“Driftless Morning” by Richard Abraham

9. “Flew The Coop ll”
John Thomas Eiseman
2021, oil, 20 x 24 in.
Private collection
Plein air and studio

"Flew The Coop ll" by John Thomas Eiseman
“Flew The Coop ll” by John Thomas Eiseman

10. “Still Runs Like a Deere”
Mark Rittorno
2019, oil, 8 x 10 in.
Private collection
Plein air

rural paintings - "Still Runs Like a Deere" by Mark Rittorno
“Still Runs Like a Deere” by Mark Rittorno

11. “Resting”
Carolyn Lindsey
2022, oil, 10 x 12 in.
Available from artist
Plein air

"Resting" by Carolyn Lindsey
“Resting” by Carolyn Lindsey

12. “Hay Barn”
James Faeke
2022, watercolor, 11 x 15 in.
Available from artist
Plein air

"Hay Barn" by James Faeke
“Hay Barn” by James Faeke

13. “Lavender Lover”
Diane DuBois Mullaly
2022, oil, 8 x 6 in.
Available from artist
Plein air

"Lavender Lover" by Diane DuBois Mullaly
“Lavender Lover” by Diane DuBois Mullaly

14. “Winter Trails”
Mo Myra
2021, watercolor, 11 x 14 in.
Private collection
Plein air and studio

"Winter Trails" by Mo Myra
“Winter Trails” by Mo Myra

15. “Eddie’s Tractor”
Bob Beck
2020, oil, 20 x 24 in.
Private collection
Plein air

"Eddie’s Tractor" by Bob Beck
“Eddie’s Tractor” by Bob Beck

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