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Country Life

Tom0779 23 May 2020
Country Life

An other challenge with buildings. This one is maybe from same complexity level as the covered bridge S19E7. Even it is only 24 x 30 cm I sat more than 3 hours to create it. I think it’s not one of the popular ones from the joy of painting, but it gives you a lot of training regarding perspective. Especially the huge barn with the special roof. I hope it somehow looks okay.



Nice painting! I really like the barns, but also the fence is well done and the grass area

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you! I am pleased that you like this one.

Sunnylady Community Darling

Tom, I love that light green against that grey of the path. Beautiful combination of the colors.

You nailed your barns! I think you are ready for a city-scape project or for a castle!

Very nice atmosphere in the painting!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Sunnylady. I fiddled a lot around to make the barns look right. I did no cityscape yet, I wanted to do it with watercolors several times, but I thought it’s too much work.

However my next goal is to create an oil painting. I want to do a sunset. This is very tough with acrylics, it’s easy with watercolors and I expect it easier with oils. My favorite is yet S13E4. I hope to do it soon.

MHK Helpful Friendly User

I love everything about this painting . You nailed the barns, your fence work is great and I love the grass. I tried to do grass like this on one of mine and it turned into mud. Really nice work.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks MHK. As acrylics dry very fast (one can also use a hairdryer) you can hardly turn two coats into mud.

In oils the first coat must be only a thin one but the paint must be firm. The second coat can be thinned a bit, if needed, and the brush needs to be loaded Correctly and frequently. This will avoid that you put too much pressure on putting on the second coat and avoid mud.

It looks more than ok. It's quite good.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Froggie. I think there is still a room for improvement on this one :)

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