Little Red Barn

While Toby and I were walking this morning, my intent was to get some photographs from which to paint. I am inspired by Elbert Shubert to try plein-air painting, which is the fancy artsy frenchy way of saying painting outside with your easel set up in front of whatever you are painting. But, it has been rainy and I don’t want to get all set up and then get soaked while desperately trying to get my easel taken down again. LOL! That would be an entertaining sight for someone other than me. So, I took photos all along my walk. This one is from across the road from me. I was trying desperately to stay loose and not sweat it. What do you think?

Oils on panel with a large filbert brush, and medium filbert brush, and a palette knife. It is 9×12. I am rather nervous just thinking about painting outside where people can see me. Maybe I will find secret out-of-the-way places. Like my backyard. LOL! Below is the same barn, but this photo is taken from a very different angle at a different time of year, although why that matters, I don’t know, because I didn’t stick to the photo that I took this morning.

“Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas — can literally, literally move mountains” — Bob Ross

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