Signature Member at Colorado Watercolor Society

Signature Member at Colorado Watercolor Society

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barn watercolor study

A simple watercolor wash painted quickly and directly allows for experimenting with compositional changes while adding a dimension of color and temperature.  This was done on  9x12  gray-toned pastel paper.  I took the liberty of adding a tree trunk on the left which serves to push the barn back, join the shadow shapes, and provide more of a frame and/or environment in which the barn now "sits".  The colors are mostly cool temperature which provide a colder emotional or atmospheric dimension.  Perhaps I will do another one using warmer colors before doing that "masterpiece".

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