Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shades of Red

"Shades of Red"
24"x36" oil on gallery wrap canvas

"Shades of Red" is my most recent painting that I just finished up yesterday.  There is a lot of juicy color all over the canvas.  The barn alone has so many reds, violets, deep purples and pinks.  The wooded hillside of trees has so many deep rich colors which really sets it apart from the fields surrounding the old sturdy barn.  One aspect that I really worked on is edges and I had a lot of fun putting in many small details that I am sure you cannot see in this photo.  

Next week I will begin painting in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge started by Leslie Saeta.  Last time I checked, there were just over 700 artists from all around the world participating.  My theme will be "Vacation Photos, or Not".  I hope to paint (and blog) every day  from photos we have taken on various trips but there will also be the occasional plein air piece thrown in.  I plan for most of my pieces to be 6"x8", 8"x8" and maybe a few 8"x10".  Wish me luck!!


  1. Can't wait to see your series. Have fun!

  2. Thanks so much Sue! I just posted my 1st travel memory about an hour ago. It will be so interesting looking at all the images posted by all the artists.