Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Old Barn on the Plain" 2015 acrylic on wood

This is an experiment in perspective in a landscape painting. The rolling clouds and fenceline disappear into a far off vanishing point, which creates a larger sense of infinite space. The barn is rendered in two-point perspective, which also helps create greater volume and space.
The painting is 26.5 inches wide by 12.5 inches high on 1/2-thick medium density fiber board prepared with two coats of gesso between sandings for an ultra-smooth surface. I used acryllic paints from the tube. I began with a wash of burnt sienna and gradually built up layers of blue-green, yellow ochre and red. I used white for tinting purposes.

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