Alison Davis Lyne

Buildings and Landscapes

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Kentucky Provencial


Acrylic paint on gessoed masonite – measures 18 x 24 inches

These paintings are a sample of various buildings I have painted over the past years. I try to paint building (or people) in their best light. Light makes a difference in a building "portrait" just as it does in a people portrait. Buildings also sit still and don't grumble about posing!

I very much enjoy painting buildings that still stand today, but also enjoy taking an old black and white photo of a building that no longer exists, and bringing it back to life in paints.

This painting is a recent watercolor featuring Nashville's War Memorial building's interior courtyard hosting an annual bookfair. I thought it fun to juxtapose the bronze warrior with the seated man reading a book. The concurrence of the forward shadows and the tip of the bronze warrior's sword just emphasizes the difference in meanings.

After a 2005 trip to Frankfort Kentucky, Frank got some beautiful photos of our Kentucky Capitol. I just couldn't resist painting this watercolor of the interior of the Rotunda.

Frankfort Columns


Watercolor on Watercolor Board – with mat fits 16 x 20 inch frame

The two paintings below show my enjoyment of painting both the straight lines of structures and the organic lines of nature. The painting on the left is of the old Customs House on Broadway in Nashville TN. The painting on the right is of a creek scene with the hint of a beaver dam in the far distance.

Customs House $150 Acrylic on Canvas 15 x 20 inches ----------------- Long View $150. Oil on Canvas 15 x 20 inches

Colorful Ruins


Acrylic on Board 11 x 14 inches

Church Column


Colored Pencil on bristol board 11 x 14 inches

I also painted a building "portrait" for St Agnes Church, that hangs in the Church itself,in Uniontown, Kentucky.

This is a “house portrait” of Washington House in Russellville, KY.

This final landscape painting is of a scene we often see when we go walking in the afternoons. It's an warm autumn afternoon, with hay rolls in the background and a calf lounging in the shadows cast by trees in the fencerow.

Autumn Sunlight $600 30 x 40 inches Acrylic on Masonite

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