Monday, January 23, 2017

Back Side of the Barn

Another foggy, moody morning, another chance to capture that feeling in oils!  I teach two classes on Mondays, so I quickly prepped for the first one and grabbed my pocket box and headed for the barn.  The fog had only thickened since sunrise - and I had less than 45 minutes before class!  Again, I started quickly, sketching the composition lightly with my brush. I love the ragged twist of hedge apple branches - and there are two of these trees on the back side.  Once sketched, I painted in the dark shadow areas followed by the foggy grays.  There were no warm tones in this morning's light, only cool, frosty ones.  It was cold enough that the fog was frosting all surfaces.  Will I ever grow tired of painting this barn?  I don't think so.  Painting number in 1475 in 1475 days.
oil on panel, 7x5
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  1. Wow, I think in 45 Minutes I wouldn't have been able to do anythng - fantastic. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. It is cool and moody for sure but done in 45 minutes? WOW! Happy PPF

  3. wow-45 minutes is VERY impressive and you always capture the feel of the air with your choices of colors! Really gorgeous work. Happy PPF!

  4. Another beauty and in 45 minutes!!! Wow!!!
    I can't even get set-up to paint in 45 minutes ;)

    Happy PPF!!!


  5. Tammie you are such an inspiration to me. 45 minutes!!!! I wish I could come to your classes. I hope you don't get tired of painting this barn. It is exceptional.

  6. I love barns, this is beautiful, and I agree with everyone, 45 minutes wow!