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Midway – Farmers Garden

August 7, 2013
Midway - Farmers Garden; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 11" x 14"

Farmers Garden; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 11″ x 14″

A view of the 1850’s barn at Midway. The barn is gray. Really gray. I decided to utilize violet and Naples Yellow to get some zing into the barn. I also utilized Violet in the background trees which gave a feeling of atmospheric perspective and also added unity with the barn. The foreground grass was started with a loose wash of Transparent Red Oxide. I then added body color to represent the grasses. There was no path from my view. I decided to add the path to give movement and to break up the grassy foreground. The ruts of the path are just the remains of the initial Red Oxide wash. No body color here.

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