Luke Buck Original Art

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The Original Art of Luke Buck
Out Front

This old house sits on a country road in a remote area not far from my home. I painted it from photos I took back in the mid 1980’s. It has been sitting empty through all these years and still stands, but now is on it’s last leg and almost beyond repair. I’ve often fantasized of the generations of families raised there during it’s hay days, probably back in the early 1900″s. Through the years I have painted the house and all of the barns on the property from many different angles and seasons. As a matter of fact, I just finished a sequel to this painting with another painting but of the back view of the house, titled “Around Back” of course.

-Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor/Gouache
Dimensions:     12 x 9 in
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Around Back

Until I was 12 years old we lived in a similar home to this one, with coal heat, no plumbing, and of course, an out-house out back. Considering this, I assumed the people who lived in this particular house were obviously rich, because their out-house was attached to the main house with an inside entrance. I painted a sequel to this painting of the front view of the home, titled of course, “Out Front”.

-Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor/Gouache
Dimensions:     12 x 9 in
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Shady Lane Crossing

“One of the first rules for plein-aire painting,, especially if you are a “senior” painter, is to find a comfortable spot to set up your easel in a nice shady area. This was it, and it had a couple of bonuses. It was not only comfortable, but was also an interesting composition, with a nice back lighted effect. Then, as on cue, special guest arrived, a couple of white tail deer looked on with inquisitive glances as the crossed the shaded lane. I love this job.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor/Gouache Blend
Dimensions:     15 x 10 in
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A Horse Named Sunny Boy

“I was enjoying a Spring-time break-out plein-aire paint-out at a friends farm. While searching for a painting subject it was suggested that I go down to the pasture and paint their horse, old Sonny Boy. As I set up to paint, as close as I could get to the horse while he was leaning against the fence, he decided to take a stroll up to the barn. But aha, this was even better, the barn was shining with the morning sunlight, making a cheerful and appropriate setting for ole Sunny Boy.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor/Gouache Blend
Dimensions:     15 x 10 in
Price:                   SOLD
Left But Not Forgotten

“It’s amazing how you can still find these treasures of old cars in and about the most unlikely locations. Often they are not forgotten, but simply hidden.  They seem to have a story that needs to be told of their glory days when automobile designs were at their finest. They were works of art back then, and even now make beautiful painting subjects with the fading paint, rusty wounds and often shrouded in weeds. An artist delight.”

-Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor/Gouache Blend on Crescent 100% Rag Watercolor Board
Dimensions:     15 x 10 in
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The Relic

“Behind out-buildings or inside old barns, these old relics can still be found. Sometimes left as trash by some, but now found as treasures by others. Most of us have stories or memories of our first car or truck and it is always a thrill to come across one of these old relics. As I sit and plein-aire painted this old relic it stirred up fond memories of the simpler times in my youthful past. Then I realized, “I’m actually an older relic than this old relic.”

-Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor/Gouache Blend on Crescent 100% Rag Watercolor Board
Dimensions:     15 x 10 in
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Vintage Farmall

“Not long ago these old relics were left abandoned in abundance along fence rows or beside old barns as the farmers acquired more advanced technology equipment. Nowadays they are mostly hidden inside the barns, kept and held back for collectors as vintage relics of history. Through the artist eye they may be as seen for their beauty, or as sculptures of art. I always enjoy painting them in my nostalgia paintings of days going by. I chose acrylic paints as a medium because of the ability to achieve a painterly quality yet maintain detail.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Acrylic on Board
Dimensions:     10 x 8 in
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The Farmall Club

“I’ve always enjoyed painting the ‘real life’, such as this barnyard scene which is typical of many rural farms with old rustic barns but newer modern equipment. A small but mighty little Farm-all tractor, all done with the summer planting and mowing, sits waiting and ready for the plowing of snow and the chores of winter. To achieve the detail I wanted in capturing the rustic barn wood, yet maintain the detail in the tractor I chose acrylic paint because of the versatility in the medium.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Acrylic on Board
Dimensions:     10 x 8 in
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The Loft Apartment

“It’s funny that how even on a cold winter evening inviting glow of a lamp in a window can give on the feeling of warmth and security. Seeing this light on in the upstairs window of the apartment over the barn just made me have that warm feeling of, ‘Yes, I could live there.’ ”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Transparent Watercolor & Gouache
Dimensions:     18 x 15 in
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Hay Roll Road

“When the technology came along and developed a new method of reaping with the the “rolling” of the hay and straw instead using the old “hay bails” system, I must admit I was a little disappointed, as I am over changes of most anything. In the past, I’ve always enjoyed painting the stacks of hay bails, and fodder shocks of corn in the field at harvest time. But, in a short time I noticed the patterns that these rolls make in the scenes and landscapes across the land. The shadows they cast and the designs they make, is not only interesting, but also beautiful, and add a lot of substance for a painting subject.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Acrylic
Dimensions:     12 x 9 in
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Getty’s Creek Farm

“I suppose it is mainly through the “eye of the artist” that something beautiful is seen in an aging old barn. The beauty of the weathered texture in the wood, the rust bleeding of the metal roofing along with the landscape setting itself has a pleasing peaceful feel to it. Often there is the added interest of farm animals grazing lazily about in the soft grasses ands cool shadows of a nearby shade tree. Each time I come across a setting like this, I just feel comfortable and at home. I love painting these type of scenes and try to capture that feeling of the contentment to share with the viewer.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Acrylic
Dimensions:     12 x 9 in
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Warm and Dry

“It was a warm but slightly hazy morning along the east coast in the picturesque fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. There was a painting in any direction you looked, but this little boat pulled up on the shore readying for some dry dock repairs seemed so comfortable in the warm morning light I had to paint it. I am normally landlocked at my home in Indiana and have a special fascination and appreciation for the coastal towns… they seem to be an artist haven. Whenever we get an opportunity to visit areas like this, I take as many reference photos as possible for future paintings. Scenes like this live forever in an artist eye.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     10 x 15 in
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Not a Feeder

“I can remember when I was about 10 years old, my Grandpa made this lamp for his driveway. This was about 58 years ago and we still have it. I found it humorous how the birds inspected it in hopes it may be another feeder.”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     10 x 14 in
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Look Who’s Lookin’ Now

“This was the gate to the entrance to the gardens at “Bock Tower” Sanctuary at Lake Wales, Florida. When the little Nut-Hatch perched on the fence it was almost as he was trying to see what everybody was looking at”

– Luke Buck

Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     10 x 15 in
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