Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Barn In The USA!

With apologies to The Boss and whoever posted the photo that I painted from (on Flickr.com), here is my acrylic painting on stretched canvas (8'X16"). Two hours painting time with minimal fussiness. Initially drawn with the the edge of a small flat brush, and then the basic shapes (barn, trees, and sky) quickly blocked to destroy the white canvas (except for the snow on which I added a minimal amount of color). After that, just a matter of refining whilst squinting. This was painted over a disgusting painting I did over a year ago. I gessoed over it. Gessoed brush marks and some of the thicker paint from the previous painting has given this final rendering a beautiful texture!

12 comments:

Sjamesportraiture said...

I love this, and the title. Great study of whites, then the contrast of the flag. What a great photo to paint.

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh the flag on the roof is wonderful.
I am so envious of the grays and browns you have mixed. Can you talk about the colors you used a little. I find grays in acrylic elusive.

fookie said...

Well done. Without the flag it's just another barn, well painted, but just a barn.

RUPESH PATIL said...

really great work!beautiful painting.

rob ijbema said...

great title david and even better painting!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Sarah. Yes, it was a wonderful ref. photo.

David Lobenberg said...

Ginny, The grays were mostly mixes of burnt sienna, cobalt blue, mars black, and titanium white.

David Lobenberg said...

Yep, Fookie, the melting snow revealing the flag makes this!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Rupesh.

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, thanks Rob!

Barbara M. said...

Hi David,

You're funny and this painting is superb.

Take care,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Barbara. The titled popped into my head and I said "Cool title!".