Watercolor 9" x 12" Mats to 14" x 16"
My watercolor painting above was painted from a photograph taken by one of my friends. Her photo was taken across the street from her home during our last snow...just a week ago. She is an excellent photographer who has a knack for composition in her subjects. Her photo caught my eye as an excellent subject for a painting.
My watercolor class is concluding a unit of study on the winter palette; so this painting was an excellent way to end this unit using the colors of the winter palette. As a recap, the follow are colors in the winter palette:• Payne’s Gray
• Burnt Sienna
• Sap Green
• Burnt Umber
In my painting above, I used ultramarine and Payne's gray for my sky as well as the snow shadows. Tree branches and trees were painted with a mix of burnt umber and Payne's gray. The barn was a mix of reds and burnt umber to give a weathered texture to the red barn.
This was a fun painting for me....I love painting old barns; and this was is even more special since it was painted from a photo taken by a friend.
If the groundhog was right, Spring is just around the corner. We will start a new unit of study in our watercolor classes for March - the Spring palette. So, good by winter....see you next year!