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The Old Weathered Barn

TonyM 09 May 2023

5/4/2023 - The Old Weathered Barn - s27e8

This was an interesting one for me. I came across a Paul Ranson tutorial of this painting and used a 16" x 20" oval canvas for my version. The funny thing about this painting is I never looked at the Bob Ross version until AFTER I painted my version based on Paul's tutorial.

I have an extremely difficult time getting the perspective right when painting a cabin or a barn, so in this one I followed Paul's example and penciled in the cabin before I started painting. I found this to be quite satisfying as I did not have to worry about changing the painting many times to get the perspective correct. I just may use this technique for a while until I can improve my freehand painting of barns/cabins. I also painted the barn sides using brushes only. I really do enjoy the brush painting process on weathered barns/cabins.

I had to tweak the photo a bit because it just photographed way too dark for some reason. If I ever repainted this one, I would tone down the yellow sky and probably use a different color for the trees. I found it difficult to highlight the green trees with the darker yellow background.

16" x 20" oval canvas. As always, your comments and suggestions (especially suggestions) are desired and welcome.



Really very nice!


Nice version of this episode!

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