11" x 15" Watercolor
The watercolor class I'm teaching this month is all about barns. From perspective to contrasts to aging and weathered wood. In the county where I live, we are blessed with so many aging tobacco barns along with wooden sheds, log homes, and more.
A friend of mine showed me this particular barn on Saturday. It was filled with all kinds of abandoned remnants of farm life - and a wonder to see! I knew I would have to do some much needed 'yard work' to focus the painting on the barn alone!I I took tons of photos while the chickens, ducks, rooster, cats, and all white peacock swirled around my legs looking for handouts.
I came back home inspired -- and finished this barn as a tribute to a time too quickly disappearing.