Red Barn And Spring Pasture 10" x 12" O/P
This small painting just seemed to paint itself. Isn't that a great feeling when that happens ? Even the palette does not appear as 'messy' as usual.
I started with my usual stained panel ( as instructed in past posts)
This time , I tyred not to paint the individual trees as such but to paint them as a whole, changing the colours and values as I worked, mostly from right to left. Once I reached the barn area, It seemed to lay in easily. I feel that because the background stain of the panel 'fit' my base colour of the barn it was just a matter of laying in lighter colours or values of the red surface of the barn. It was at this stage of the painting that I actually began to pay attention to the drawing of the barn, silo and the little building in front, and at the same time playing with the colours and their values to make them appear as one unit.
Strangely enough, it was at this time that I began to lay in the sky.
Next came the foreground with it's different values of green. Theses short strokes were layed in both horizontal and vertical . Small areas of 'weeds' and 'sticks', etc. may be seen also.
Another fun painting... Love it when a plan comes together.