I backlit my painting for the photo so as to give it a bright, sunny day look. The lighted areas on my barn are a result of the paint being slightly thinner in those areas which allows the light to pass through. It reminds me of the way old barns look when the sun comes from behind and peeks through the cracks.
-3rd Joy of Painting piece-
Painted on a 18 x 24 inch, 3/4" profile, heavy-weight 12oz stretched canvas pre-primed with acid-free gesso.