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Monday, January 31, 2011

WIP: Red Barn in Winter


9 x 12 Watercolor

Well, I meant to take photos all along and post a series of WIP's but got so engrossed with my little red barn that I forgot and just steamrolled right along!

I'd guess I'm a little better than halfway finished. This is a snow scene (you know I love snow) so most of the bottom half of the pic will remain white. It's not the kind of scene where there's snow piled everywhere... just enough left on the ground to keep it covered. There's still masking fluid on the windows and the edges of the barn roof. I'm working from a black and white photo (although the original photo ref is in color.. but it's in the computer) so I'm choosing my own colors.

This is a fun picture to paint. And the M. Graham paints are - sigh - fabulous.

22 comments:

martinealison said...

Très joli bâtiment aux couleurs lumineuses... Bises

Katherine Thomas said...

Teresa, it's beautiful. So fresh and clean and inviting. You're so talented. Is it easy to remove masking fluid?

Laure Ferlita said...

Lovely work and yes, the M. Grahams are divine!

Sadami said...

Dear Teresa,
Lovely work and I like your say, "My own colors." That's the point!
Cheers, Sadami

Ann said...

This looks fantastic! And I love those trees. Just beautiful! I'm looking forward to the finish :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Such a beautiful start. Your comments about those paints are making me want to buy watercolors. Hmmmm.

Beyond My Garden said...

I like the brown roof. It ties in well with the trees. I'm ignorant; what is masking fluid? Is it easily available? I've never noticed it.
nellie

Jan said...

So glad to see you're painting again! This is super even with the snow! lol

knittingdragonflies said...

That looks beautiful! I love the weathered look of the barn! And the roof!
I think I need one of those palettes that you linked to in a previous post.
Vicki

Mermaid's Palette said...

This is looking beautiful- I love the barn colors!
Sheryl

sherryscarvings said...

Your barn scene is BEAUTIFUL! I haven't worked with water color mediums, but I love oil paints the best. You do wonderful work. Do you like to paint still life?

Cathyann said...

Looks like you are loving those new paints! Well done...will be bakc for final.....:-)

Candy said...

This is very nice, Teresa! I'm looking forward to seeing it when you finish. I'm so glad that your M. Graham paints turned out to be the solution to dried out paint!

Tim Robinson said...

Very crisp edges. I love it.

Rosie said...

Glad to see you back painting and posting again. I love the red barn!:)

Michelle said...

Beautifully done, Teresa...such an idyllic scene!

Gary Keimig said...

looking very warm and cozy. The kind of barn I would want to stay in if I was a horse. Cow. Chicken. It is looking great.

hmuxo said...

Wonderful WIP Teresa! I love barns..Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.

"JeanneG" said...

Great job. See how much people miss you when you don't paint or post. Keep out of that kitchen and paint.

padmaja said...

T,Love your way of handling the snow, the total visual effect is stunning!

CountryDreaming said...

It's refreshing to find someone else who loves snow. I'm enjoying the color you're giving this barn. This work is coming along very nicely.

juliaruffleswildlife said...

Hello Teresa, thankyou so much for your lovely email - you must excuse my blog at the moment as I'm just getting to grips with how it works! I think I've added a comment box know?! Your blog looks fabulous - I look forward to reading some older posts to catch up! Jules

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