Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Falling Down in the Early Snow

I finished the WIP of the old barn today and have posted the final painting and also the work in progress.  Sometimes people like to see the process in creating a painting.
This painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I used indian red, dragon's blood, payne's grey  and sepia in the barn, and antwerp blue for the sky and the snow.
I consider this part of my "snow" series, but it is actually the painting that I am teaching my class this coming Monday evening.

6 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Don't think that structure would offer much protection from the winds and sleet and ice and snow we got today, Barb, but it's beautiful :)

Cora said...

Hi barbara, your barn is lovely. I hope someday I will be as good as you are. I'm just beginning to love painting in watercolor. I appreciate very much that you also posted the various stages in your painting. I am learning somehow from your WIPs. I shall surely include your blog in my bloglist.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda. I am so tired of winter and will welcome spring with open arms. You are correct - that structure is on it's last leg, but you know how I love old barns and trucks too!

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Cora... aren't watercolors wonderful - the more you paint in them the more hooked you will become - they are like an addictive drug.
I think sometimes it is helpful to see a watercolor in steps because starting a watercolor can be sort of daunting if you are not sure where to start or how to proceed.
I am so glad that you are visiting my blog. Welcome!

Norena said...

Barb, You know how I love barns! I especially like the way you can see through this one. Great dark against light.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Norena! This is a typical Ohio barn, isn't it? Unfortunately, many of them are in this condition too!