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Plein Air – Midway – 1905 Barn

August 5, 2013
Friday Morn; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

Friday Morn; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 10″

A very sunny and warm day at Midway Village. I set up in the shade of the 1850’s barn with a view of the 1905 barn.

Busy day over here. Children are here for a day camp and playing games in the field. It was entertaining to hear the squeals and yells of the kids. Occasionally, groups of the children are taken to the barn for a tour. After working for about an hour, I realized that one of the volunteer gardeners was busy in the garden to the left of my set up. I didn’t feel so alone.

I used a wash of dioxazine purple with a touch of Ivory black and Titanium White to establish the distant tree line. I find that it helps give the feeling of atmospheric perspective. I exaggerated the red of the barn just because.

Late in the morning. Getting hot. Painting is done. I am heading back to the studio to work in the cool of the studio for the afternoon.

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