Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In the Past

After having Emil VARGA demonstrate how to paint barns at the last meeting of the Buckhorn Tuesday Painters, I thought it would be a good idea to work on another barn painting today.

I pulled out all the barn paintings I had started and couldn't believe that there were seven of them; Winter Barns (see posting 27 April 10), Summer Barn, Spring Barn and Home, (see postings 22-24 July 10), Abandoned Farm (see posting 13 October 10), Barns in Autumn (see posting 03 February 11) and the one I decided to work on today In the Past (see posting 24 August 10).

I darkened the leaves on the main maple tree and added another two more maples on the left side of the barn. I also added a few brighter fallen leaves on the ground and darkened the shadows beneath the trees.

The barn needed to have the areas that were missing boards darkened and a little more detail had to be added to the roof.

Then to tie everything together I added a fence line into the back fields and a few windblown leaves into the sky.

This is an original 8" x 9” framed watercolour available for $185.00.

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