On my bike this morning,
Nearby to the road
Behind an electric fence
A feeling worth guarding.


June pastoral, nearby to Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Canon G10, PS4: Topaz, AlienSkin: SnapArt2, watercolor, Custom brushes & textures


lancaster, farm

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • Lenore Senior
    Lenore Seniorabout 3 years ago

    Love this pastoral scene and the sense of movement and color. a fave.

  • Pastorals are sooooo challenging Lenore. Thanks for appreciating my attempt.

    – Ted Byrne

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    Real and unreal at the same time. And so beautiful work Ted ☺

  • Sometime I’ll tell you how I discovered that the fence was electrified Kira. It’s a shocking tale :-)

    – Ted Byrne

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 3 years ago

    You work such magic with colour, true artistry :)

  • Palette is magical Polly… don’t you think it carries mood so powerfully? Thanks for the reinforcement.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic as always Ted .. :))

  • Thanks Ray. I am psyched!

    – Ted Byrne

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckabout 3 years ago

    Really beautiful, Ted…caught my eye immediately!

  • You have a generous eye Gordon… Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Theodore Black
    Theodore Blackabout 3 years ago

    nice job ted…what programs are u using again??

  • Glad you like it Ted. As I wrote above: PS4: Topaz, AlienSkin: SnapArt2, watercolor, Custom brushes & textures.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordabout 3 years ago

    alienskin is an awesome program I use alot for exposer

  • Thanks Nancy, and yea – I’m continually impressed by the Alien Skin applications they’ve grown so powerfully over the decades.

    – Ted Byrne

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 3 years ago

    This looks like an impressionistic painting, beautiful worked out Ted ! xoxo

  • I felt an impressionistic pastoral the moment I saw the barn nestled in that tiny dingle Anna. Thank you.

    – Ted Byrne

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    LOL let me guess, you P’d on it? ☺

  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffabout 3 years ago

    7/3/11 ~ Congrats on being featured in Welcome Pennsylvania ~ keep up the great work!!!

  • Thank You! Amish country is an inspiration to any artist, my weekend bike rides are a photographic rush.

    – Ted Byrne

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