Saturday, February 18, 2012

Red Barns

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This summer I'm going to be doing a few art shows, and I realized that I need to start painting a few larger paintings or I'm going to have to figure out a way to display 6x6 unframed paintings....little easels are ok for some of them, but then i'm at the mercy of the weather.  I can frame some, but that gets expensive and people like to frame their own works anyway.  I have lots of nice wood frames for 8x10 though, so I'm going to start to do more paintings in that size, and maybe a really big one every couple weeks since those tend to draw a crowd to your booth,  but don't sell very often.

 Today I painted a farm from down the road.  I love this grouping of red barns so you will likely see it again, but I wanted to see if I could pull it off with the clear blue sky and still make it interesting.  There was not a cloud in the sky that day so it was a crystal clear flat blue.  I figured the palette knife always makes it interesting, so here is Ohio red barns on an autumn day.


  1. Very nice. Love the red buildings and pops of red in the sky. The palette knife gave it wonderful texture!

  2. I agree! I love the way you handled the sky, Kristen. And the colors are all so nice together. Love reds, greens and golds. Nicely done!

  3. Thank you! I still have a very hard time with landscapes, they end up looking a bit abstract to me, but I hope to work on them quite a bit this summer!