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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 9: 30 Paintings in 30 Days

My offering for Day 9 is a watercolor of a "falling down barn" in Logan County, Ohio.  I previously did a view of this barn from another angle - it fascinates me...first of all the colors are awesome because I took the photographs as the sun was going down which washed everything with a beautiful glow and I have tried to capture this effect in this painting.  

I love old "falling down barns" because the negative spaces created by the missing boards are so dramatic and I love to paint those dark negative spaces where the boards have fallen away.  Also, only a little of the original red paint is remaining on this barn - just enough to give it a warm glow along with the sunset.

This painting is approximately 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.

4 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I really like old barns and this one is lovely!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this is beautiful, Barb. I love old barns too and am always intrigued by the family and animals that once lived on the homestead.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Just perfect, Barb! I love the light vs dark contrast going on here; that makes a painting alive.

Barb Sailor said...

Vicki, Sherry and Susan...Thanks for commenting in the old barn painting. As you all know, I am addicted to old barns, old trucks, etc. Yes, Sherry...it is hard to not think about the people who farmed here and the animals that live here.
Susan - you know I love contrast - sometimes I go to extremes!