Barn, Snow, Pine Tree, and Fences

This was a class project, and it was fun. We used some techniques that we’d learned previously, applying them to an whole project.

Source Photo and Sketch

source image for painting
Source Image for the painting.
sketch from the source photo
Source sketch

The source photo came from the teacher’s collection of images. The sketch was also done by the teacher as a start for the class.

Sketch on paper

Sketch of painting on the watercolor block
Sketch of painting on the watercolor block

Masking white areas

Masked areas to hold white space from overpainting
Masked areas to hold white space from overpainting

Sky, background, underpainting

background and some underpainting for the sky, background trees, and the barn
background and some underpainting for the sky, background trees, and the barn

Pine tree, fences, building details

painted the pine tree in the middle, added more details to the barn, fences, outbuildings
background and some underpainting for the sky, background trees, and the barn

Final version, with signature

Final version, with signature
Final version, with signature.

Cropped to painted area only

Final version, cropped to just the painted area
Final version, cropped to just the painted area

Materials

Paints:

  • french ultramarine
  • quin burnt orange
  • permanent rose
  • sap green
  • raw sienna
  • cobalt violet
  • new gamboge
  • chromatic black, french ultramarine and quin burnt orange mixed in palette
  • zinc white gouache

Brushes:

  • Dreamcatcher Round #10
  • Dreamcatcher Round #4
  • Kolansky Sable #2

Paper:

  • Arches Aquarelle 140 pound cold press, 12×9 sheet

Misc

  • Pebeo Drawing Gum (liquid masking fluid)