Friday, September 18, 2015

Red Barn

An acrylic painting of a red barn at knox farms in east aurora ny
Red Barn
Acrylic on Gessobord
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is for sale.

In this painting I used the fence to create a sense of depth. A principle of perspective drawing is  objects get smaller and less defined as they recede into space. For example, the fence post that is closest to us is clearly defined and contains a lot of detail but the ones in the distance are many times smaller and aren't detailed at all.

I enjoyed working with the color in this painting, I used the blue/purple of the shadow side of the fence to contrast with the yellow of the field. I like how the barn provides a small touch of red to the painting.


5minutesfromcool said...

Beautiful shadows

Miki Lidstrom said...

Very nice, composition, color, beautifully executed. Thanks for sharing. Lizbeth said...

Great composition and I love the treatment of the ground under the fence.
- Connie

Sheila said...

I love the movement in the grass! So eye catching even in the thumbnail :)

CBreier said...

Thanks everyone !