I’m still using my dad’s barn as inspiration for some paintings, but I’ve moved outside this time. I took some photos when I was visiting before Christmas. The low winter sun caught the barn just as we were returning from a walk. I keep thinking it’s finished, but I still want to go into the painting and fix things. The left side of the painting feels a little empty, but I didn’t want to paint in the teal Subaru thats parked there in real life. (and yes, the barn actually is red on two sides, raw barnboard on the others)
Also, this weekend I did a little experiment with drawing/painting. I used another photo from New Hampshire for reference. The medium is oil thinned out with a ton of turpentine so as to give it a real washy, watercolory feel. Good lord you need some real ventilation when working with that stuff! I’m overall happy with the result, but completely not sure what its about or where it’s going. It feels a little like the ink drawings I did in Fables, so maybe it will lead back in that direction soon enough.