May 28, 2012

Big Barn

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - Sold

Really getting into the orange now. I decided to focus only on the biggest shapes and aim to get the color just so. Which actually was fine, since I thought that would communicate the light and space of the scene. The problem was that without ANY detail, it had no scale and was devoid of context. Adding those distant trees/shrubs, a few planks in the barn front, and the little shadows between the wood and the cement really helped sort that out. Good thing to know.

1 comment:

Marla said...

Good point. Without some scale reference, it could have been a barn for gerbils, or for giraffes.

The composition on this is fabulous, I think that really makes the painting. Very strong, and the darks/lights are bold and not all weeny like I paint them.