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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 25, 2011

Value Study

After taking a break from painting over the Easter weekend, I got back to painting this morning.  I worked from a photo I took in West Virginia last October and concentrated on the value pattern - I thought the shadows were interesting in this one.  Another building is casting a deep shadow on this structure.  The building was originally a log structure and I changed it to frame for greater contrast in the cast shadows.  This painting is 9" x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

2 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

The shadows are indeed interesting, Barb. Love this composition and those trees...the house...oh my. What is not to love?

Barb Sailor said...

Wow! Thanks, Sherry! I needed those remarks today! I haven't started my daily project and I am running out of time - I had better get going!!!