Sunday, October 09, 2011
Autumn Barn Painting Chrysanthemums at the Farm Stand
These mums were on a large cart with a red barn in the distance. Let's take a look below at how I painted this scene.
I was not interesting in showing the sign and the wheels on the cart. So I left those elements out of my composition in order to have the focus on the flowers and the barn in the distance.
The blue wash cools the area. Cool colors recede, making the distant areas appear farther away.
The distant trees and the field are painted wet-into-wet, meaning the paper is wet with water and colors are added allowing them to blend.
And here is the finished piece. Though you may not notice that the background is more blue from the initial blue wash, it serves the purpose of allowing the colors in the foreground to pop forward giving the painting depth.
I hope you enjoyed this little demonstration. "Chrysanthemums at the Farm Stand" is sold, but you can check my Etsy shop for more Autumn paintings. Have a lovely day!
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