Sunday, February 17, 2013

Early Spring in the Valley - Acrylic Landscape Painting

Early Spring in the Valley 6 x 6" Acrylic on cradled panel.

This is a barn close to where I live. I drive past on a regular basis and have seen it in all seasons. I find it to be a compelling subject. The willow trees growing near the barn hide part of it and other out buildings. The red colour, stands out against the bare purple trees growing on the hill behind the barn, creating a wonderful backdrop. The clouds in the sky create a highlight in the right place which gives it further appeal.

This is an acrylic which I don't normally use to paint with. When I'm in a hurry and need a painting to dry quickly, I'll use acrylics. I much prefer oils.

I find that my camera's photos tend to make the blues look more exaggerated. I've tried to tone it down a bit in the photo but it's still looking very blue.

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