Still plugging away at this one.... I started laying in the colour on the barn, initially trying to paint each plant of siding, then I decided to simply lay on the colour and let it granulate. Afterwards, I am going to lift the colour on the plants to get the worn and old look.
I'm finished the sheds on the left and now starting on detailing in the bare trees and the grassy areas on the lower left hand size. I'm trying to let the colours mingle as much as possible with the least amount of brush strokes... so far so good.
I've started working on the little sheds to the left of the barn and still 'experimenting' on how I want to do the red siding on the barn itself. I love how this is coming together and I can't wait to see what it will look like varnished and framed!!
I didn't get a lot done on this one yesterday... mostly working on the reds of the barn. The original picture has a beautifully intense -yet old and worn red on the barn that I really do want to capture. Its a bit hard to tell, but I have four different reds, some blues, and a hint of green so far on the sides trying to capture the "time has past" feel.
I worked on the autumn trees a little more yesterday and I've started adding some of the red siding to the barn. I think I found the perfect red... and it is also my favourite paint.... Daniel Smith Garnet, which also happens to be my birthstone. I love the fact that I can include a little of 'me' into the painting.
A new month and a new painting. Oh where oh where did the summer go? I can't believe that it is September already!!
I've painted this scene before in oils, but after seeing some absolutely beautiful watercolour landscape/building paintings over on Kara K. Bigda's blog, I felt that I just had to try this scene again but in watercolours.