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The Barn on Keys Road

October 2, 2013

Barn somewhere1

Just around a corner and up a gravel road is this old place not very far from Rustic Knolls Campground outside of Mount Vernon, Ohio.  I took reference photos a year or so ago.  The owners have let the place become really run down, and I didn’t even recognize the place until we’d driven past it a few times.  This was the start of the painting, drawing with a brush in yellow ochre.

Barn somewhere2

Here’s the painting once I was well into it.  Lots of fun blocking in major masses and color.

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The Barn on Keys Road, 11×14, Gouache

And here’s the finished piece.  The hardest part of this whole painting?  Trying to get the back end of that horse trailer to look right.  I like the shadows in this one.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Lynn Macintyre permalink
    October 2, 2013 5:22 pm

    Excellent one, Ralph!

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