This was the morning painting. I took a lot of liberties with the actual scene. I think it makes a pleasant composition. Peaceful and inviting.
|A Farm Near Mokelumne Hill Oil on 12" x 16" Canvas Panel.|
|Mokelumne Hill Barn Oil on 9" x 12" Canvas Panel|
And in the afternoon we painted this old barn. I had problems with this one. In fact, this is the second attempt at the barn. The light was overhead and behind the barn which was nestled under a canopy of trees. As a result, the barn was in fairly dark shadow with strong light in the foreground. At first I used a black primed canvas, but that was hopelessly dark and I was already having problems overcoming the dark shadows. I switched to a canvas primed with raw umber which was better, but I still had problems. In the end, I settled for this little sketch. I may play with it a bit in the studio.