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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Indian Mill on the Sandusky River

Friday afternoon I finished the plein air painting I did Thursday at the Indian Mill at Upper Sandusky, Ohio.  This painting is 12"x 9" and is painted on a canvas panel in oil paint.  What a wonderful experience it is painting out doors and listening to the falling water and the birds... spiritual!

7 comments:

Gillian said...

What a great building - and a great painting too. You've managed such gorgeous, juicy greens in the foliage. That must be why the red is so vibrant. x

Ashley Xie said...

Wondersful painting!!! I like the beautiful red and lovely green :)

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Gillian - I mixed my greens - I think they are so hard to get right so I am glad that you think they look okay. It does make the red pop, doesn't it?

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Ashley! I mixed the red by using alizarin crimson and yellow ochre with some white and a touch of burnt sienna. I love the combination of crimson and yellow ochre.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous, Barb!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb...I think this is so charming and even more commendable as it was done en plein air! I, too, love the colors you mixed. I just keep looking at this painting and seeing more and more that I love!

Bobbi Price said...

I love the colors in this one Barb.