Thursday, November 29, 2007

Winter Visit to Shaw Island, Barn

Luckily I had my paints in my car on a visit to Shaw Island. I had painted at this spot on Blind Bay earlier in the year, though facing in another direction. This huge old dairy barn sits up on a hill, with an old apple orchard leading down to the road. Here is a 6 by 8" oil on panel, a plein air...which means painted on location. Here is a photo of my initial sketch. I often do a quick sketch before painting to think about composition, and edit what I see.

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