"The White Barn"
Mixed Media on cradled Panel
A bit of new for me...no trees, no rocks...just barn and field with my papers added. The idea for this painting came from a painting I saw not long ago in my husband's dental office...there were planes described with metals or color or something that made me decide to add texture in a very linear way. The two sections under the barn have texture added with a modeling paste type material and painted in different colors to divide the space in an interesting way. My intent was to create a simple barn on a simple plane. From there came the color and visual texture with paper and stamps.
Since I painted it for a spot in my home, I added star stamps to compliment the star doors that it will hang next to as well as remind me of my Texas mom! Note the bits of sky color I added in the foreground to bring a bit of unity. The foreground is a multi layer bit of dry brush over color washes to bring some depth, and papers added for visual texture and interest.
I enjoyed painting this...The change for me was to think of the sky as merely a space that I wanted to bring added interest to. I added papers; not to mimic clouds, but as a nod to the whimsical. It makes me think of early drawings we did as children where we made visual lines to depict sky. I am so happy with this first effort I think it will be a first in a series...FUN DOINS!