Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deja View

Last spring I came across a wonderful old tobacco barn by the side of the road  and just had to paint it. This 8x10 plein aire piece shows just  how "spring-green" the grasses can be.

Recently, after a weekend of snow, I revisited the site and decided to do a painting from the same viewpoint. Since the temperature was nineteen degrees and windchill near zero, I took photos and returned to a warm studio to paint it. The low winter morning sun was in almost the same direction relative to me as it was in spring. So the barn is backlit in both paintings.

In the meantime (between these two paintings) I did a plein aire of the other side of the barn. Love those barns.

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