Working on a fun autumn scene illustration today using gouache and ink. Just a simple design created on a whim to test out a new brand of paints I’m currently playing with. It’s definitely been fun to work on but …
Though I’ve been pretty busy the last few months with local projects, I’ve managed to complete a new painting:
Being raised on a farm as a child, I have a fondness for painting scenes and structures one might find on a long afternoon drive through the country during fall months – in a vibrant style of course. Being born and raised in Arizona and having (still) never traveled to any locations with true changing seasons, I’ve been left to my imagination for what these awesome seasonal shifts must look like in person. And yes, this is why I paint autumn scenes so often! As magical as I’m sure a life-long desert dweller like myself can expect such scenes to be, I don’t think I would be willing to trade the beauty of them for our wonderfully warm winters here in Arizona.
Back to the Barn. I’d been wanting to paint a barn for quite some time now because I’ve had loads of sketches of different barns piling up in my sketchbooks and notepads just begging to be brought to life but I was waiting for the perfect one. Finally, just a few weeks ago this fun image sprang to life on my sketch pad (a digital one this time) and I couldn’t wait to get started. Within a few weeks, the quirky digital sketch eventually became my latest acrylic painting. Loads of layers over many days of building color until I finally found myself smiling and saying, “It is done!”
I really hope you enjoy this fun and unique piece – it was such a great experience for me to paint it. Perhaps, you can even feel the cool autumn breeze or imagine the warmth of the hearth waiting just inside this bright barn house as you view it.
“Barn Home” is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 20″ gallery wrapped, stretched canvas. It features 1.75″ wide edges which are painted black. I hope you enjoy this warm and inviting scene surrounded by bright autumn foliage and rolling wheat fields.
Thank you for viewing!