Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Barn


Barn
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I've been invited to participate in a plein air event this Saturday at a horse farm. Horses and barns are WAY out of my comfort zone and so I thought I'd spend some time PRACTICING these structures and animals. HA!

I found out how 'challenging' perspective can be ... SEEING which ends go up which go down, evening out roof edges, shadows, etc., etc. So my week of practice has been frustrating to say the least.

This is the first barn I did -- and rather quickly -- I like the washy look but the perspective is way off.

2 comments:

Africantapestry said...

Tough thing...perspective. But you did great here...can't see the "off-part"? And me too, I like the wash you did..good luck on preparing for this weekend..hope the weather bring its side..
ronell

Lindsay said...

I know exactly what you mean about perspective. It's a bear but not as hard as you think. Something that helped me alot was to take city scape pictures and draw right on them. I found the horizon line and marked the vanashing points. ( YOu usually have to work on a larger piece of paper to figue this out.) I haven't visited in a bit and all of your new work is beautiful! I love the purple flower at the top!