The Lonely Barn

Another practice painting in watercolour. Each time I paint I learn something new and find ways to improve.

In this painting I focused on under glazing – essentially how a layer of paint underneath the rest can add warmth and cool tones to the painting.

I began painting from the background forward, making each next…

Another practice painting in watercolour. Each time I paint I learn something new and find ways to improve.

In this painting I focused on under glazing – essentially how a layer of paint underneath the rest can add warmth and cool tones to the painting.

First Stage of Lonely Barn
First Stage of Lonely Barn

I began painting from the background forward, making each next layer slightly more intense and warmer in color. I made sure to fade the colors out towards the bottom of each hill to keep the impression of mist.

I allowed the paint to bloom on the hills to create the effect of trees without going into too much detail.

Second Stage of Lonely Barn
Second Stage of Lonely Barn

I then began to paint the cottage and foreground details. To break up a solid foreground I added some basic grass textures.

Third Stage of Lonely Barn
Third Stage of Lonely Barn

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