Barn with Sunset
12" x 16" oil - Work in progress
This is the third stage of this oil landscape with a barn and sunset sky. Hopefully it will be finished in the next painting session. It needs more work everywhere and it needs a more exciting and colorful foreground grassy area; but not too colorful as it is sunset time. This scene is mostly from my imagination, although I had a reference photograph I had taken of the barn in which the sky was a mid-day blue with all white clouds. I have taken many photographs of sunrises and sunsets, and below are 4 of my sunset reference photos.
From the beach, Kauai Hawaii
Leeward Oahu, Hawaii
MacArthur Park at Sunset
Los Angeles, California
I have meant to paint this scene pretty much as depicted in the photograph, but I have never gotten around to doing it. Notice the ducks in the water.
Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana
Now that I think about it, I believe this was taken at sunrise but I thought I would include it here anyway as the sky is so fantastic. It is a little blurry but the sky is still good reference for a painting. I took it from the window in our hotel room.
Please return to view the completed barn painting shown above.
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