I finished the woodpile and darkened a few areas this morning, then, when it dried, I put a thin glaze of nickel azo yellow and yellow ochre over the top to tint it. It is a little more yellow than in the photo. I think the tint worked well for the subject given the age of the barn. More drama.
I tried using cad red light more in the painting as a base for the wall. I usually use cad red light as an accent but I am learning to use it better in mixes.
I have been thinking more about Jamie Wyeth’s work as I painted this and will return to that in a later post. For now, thanks for reading.
Nice job! As for “not being the same color as the photo,” paintings never are, and they look all the better for it. Whenever I compare a photo and an artist’s rendition, I always wonder how the landscape artist figured out to use the colors that they did. Because they always look better than the photo.
Thanks! I should have been clearer in my post. I meant the tint I applied to the painting appears richer when looking at the painting than it does when looking at the photo I took of the painting for the blog.
Ta Da! Beautiful!!!
Oh, Corey, I jsut love your barn painting. You’re right–the debris pile did add interest to it, and I like the dark green vines over the the wall and door. I’ve printed it out for my family album. Nice job. Now let me see if I can ever get this comment to print.