Saturday, August 7, 2010

“Garden Shed”

garden shed 
Oil    6”x8”    Canvas Board   

Another little painting set in my own backyard. I’ve tried to paint this shed several times and I’ll probably do many more versions of it. The biggest challenge each time is trying to get the reds right. It’s a faded “barn red” and the time of day always changes the look of the red in sunlight and shadow. This time, the mass of black-eyed Susans glowing in the morning sun and the blue bachelor buttons sneaking into the foreground were what really appealed to me. And the best part was that I could just step out my back door and paint.

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