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.


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!