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!