This is "my" barn, the poor old beauty. I can't fix it, so I keep on painting it.
The initial sketch-in:
Then, blocking in the colors, especially the highlights and shadows:
More detail, and blocking in the sky (and catching a few gnats in the wet paint!)
The finished painting:
|9 x 12 inch, plein air, oil on linen/hardboard. May 26, 2017|
I started this one pretty late, and used up every minute of daylight. Studying and painting the weathered wood and knots that still hold red paint on the faded north face, the milkhouse, the feed room, the lean-to. The long grass that surrounds it in the spring time, the beautiful old cupolas, with their touches of rust, that always catch the last of the light in the evening.
Here's looking at you, Barn.