Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Plein Air Painting !!!

Firstly, belated Happy New year to all my readers.  I know we are already into March but in my defense, this is my first post for the year.
The location.
The weather in Oregon is gradually starting to look better with some sunny days in the forecast.  It tends to be cloudy in the northwest, so sunshine is always a treasure.  Well, today was one such day, bright and sunny and I decided to sneak out & paint.  It was so liberating to breathe some fresh air while painting. 
There is this beautiful barn about 30 min from home that I have been meaning to paint for a while.  Today I finally painted it.  

Here are a few snapshots I took along the way as my painting progressed. It took me about 2 hours from start to finish.

Just getting started with the sketch. 11x14 oil on canvas

Initial block-in, 11x14 oil on canvas

Almost done...11x14 oil on canvas

Done !!  The final Painting.  11x14 oil on canvas