Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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.

"til next


René PleinAir. said...

Sjee I first saw you painting and thought "every time I see one form you it's always more fun to watch then I remember!" And then I read the text and what do you know, ....

It shows Frank, it really shows!!

Lots of fun joy and happy planning for you ;-)

Frank A. said...

Rene..Thank you for your kind remarks and generous compliments. I appreciate your support.
I do not know how you keep up with all this 'stuff'. (?) :) ..Happy that you do.

Have a great summer of painting.

Ed Terpening said...

I love those moments, too. It's when all your experience comes together at just the right time.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Ed ! Love your explanation. Just makes a person want to get started on the next one... : )

Happy Painting..

calamanda said...

Hello: it has been a pleasure to come up to your blog. I am charmed with your pictures. Congratulations.

A cordial embrace.
Un cordial saludo.


Frank A. said...

calamanda..Thank you very much for your compliment.
Also, I thank you for stopping by to comment. It is a pleasure to have you here.


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
A lot of good vibration in this oil. It is full of life and vibrant, beautiful colors with a great narrative. Thank you

Frank A. said...

Mariano...Thanks for your generous compliments.

"Thank you "

My pleasure..hope you are painting up a storm.. : )

take care..

Steven said...

A lovely picture Frank

Frank A. said...

Thanks Steve ! Nice to see your blog and work here.
I see that you have Keith Tilley as a follower...a great insperation and plein air watercolourist.

Happy summer painting to y'u.

Keith Tilley said...

Yes that's a great feeling isn't it Frank and keeps us coming back for more!

I love the grain silo. It really looks like metal and the reflections are beautiful.

Thanks for all the compliments!

Enjoy the summer and all that sunlight.

Frank A. said...

Thanks Keith,,nice to hear from you.

"Thanks for all the compliments!"

My pleasure, Keith..

"Enjoy the summer and all that sunlight."

..The same to you and yours.. : )

David Larson Evans said...

This one caught my eye, nicely done.

Frank A. said...

David..Thank you very much. I appreciate your compliment and having you check out my work.

Have a great summer.