Friday, June 20, 2008
Continuing the Old Barn Theme
There are so many wonderful old barns in the area, most kept in excellent condition, that it is tempting to paint a few of the more picturesque ones, at least until I get tired of painting barns. They are an easy target for a subject when driving around. The morning had thin stratus clouds filtering the sunlight. Thunderstorms are in the forecast for tomorrow and sunday; it will be interesting to see if painting will be an option or if there are any towering thunderheads to paint. With this painting, in hindsight, I wish I would have painted the background hills in closer values, they jump forward too much, and the nearest hill needs to be simplified and better structured. I may go back into this one later. Bill Cone suggested that I had been neglecting my palette knife too much, so hopefully he will notice that yesterday and today I didn't forget.