Sunday, January 11, 2009

After the Rain

After the Rain
acrylic on canvas

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I've been pretty busy and have put painting on the backburner, but I'm finally finishing up some paintings I'd been working on sporadically.

This is an abandoned barn on what used to be the outskirts of Billings (new shopping centers and apartments are cropping up all around and replacing formerly pastoral landscapes). I'm really drawn to old barns for some reason. I like relics from the past.

I primarily used a palette knife on this one and added some details with brushes. I showed my mother the photo I was working from, and she suggested adding some purple wildflowers, which I'm really happy with.
I listened to a lot of Phil Collins while I painted this. I especially love "In the Air Tonight."

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