View Full Version : Barns Next Door!

04-26-2003, 07:31 AM
Pen And Ink and Watercolor , enjoy,
Comments are Welcome.

04-26-2003, 07:39 AM
Artman, I like the way you have rendered this. Bright and cheery, I like the way you have done the background. The colors work good together. Nice work. Bob

04-26-2003, 08:15 AM
Lovely job, Jim.

Just the right amount of ink. I like the background.


Little Old Lady
04-26-2003, 08:17 AM
Nice ink and color work. I do thnk the perspective on your buildings is off.

04-26-2003, 08:57 AM
Thankyou Bill and Doug and Joanne, sorry disagree about the perspective being off, i did on the side of the Barns, from Life,

04-26-2003, 10:40 PM
Nice one Artman. Looks like spring to me.

04-26-2003, 10:42 PM
Thanks John ....

04-27-2003, 09:24 AM
I can feel the sun's warmth filtering through those trees! Beautiful...

04-27-2003, 09:28 AM
Thankyou again CharM,, For your Kind Comment.

04-27-2003, 10:25 AM
Nice job.

Are the people who own this property fishermen/women (fishers to be pc)? The reason I ask is that the color of the buildings look like the same color as some of the fishing villages that can be found throughout Nova Scotia. Often, when they paint their boat, they'll continue onto their homes. If you ever get to come to Peggy's Cove, take a boat ride and you'll see examples of properties where there are boats sitting docked next to them and the house is the exact same color. Kinda neat.

04-27-2003, 11:27 AM
Nope , There just Old Barns , next door too , where i live its a next two is a Old 1800 Victory House and this are just Barns and Shed, behind the house.They just have that Color.

04-27-2003, 12:11 PM

I like this. It brings back memories of summer camp to me.

Great liveliness & colors in it.


04-27-2003, 01:58 PM
Wonderful palette!

04-27-2003, 02:04 PM
Nice, fresh and especially the light you caught !

04-27-2003, 02:51 PM
Thankyou ,Anita. Surreal Gilberte

04-27-2003, 09:56 PM
Nice one Jim...well done...:)

Bill J
04-27-2003, 10:43 PM
Great mix of dark and light colors Jim


04-27-2003, 11:23 PM
I too love the palette and that background is just kickin'... the feeling is airy and light. jti

04-28-2003, 06:07 AM
Thankyou Taghera,Bill, Jti

04-28-2003, 06:14 AM
Great plein air work!! Artman. I have tried watercolor on location but have had little success...I try to paint too fast!

My one comment would be on the two area which compete for attention...the red on the door and the red on the end of the barn on the right. I think the real focus ought to be on the smaller building with its inviting doorway.

Like your use of pen and ink!

04-28-2003, 06:54 AM
Thankyou Carly , for your Comment, I will think a bout the Suggestion about putting a Red Door on the Little Barn...

04-28-2003, 08:28 AM
Another great Painting
Keep up the Ink & Watercolor. I really like them.

Can't wait to see more.

04-28-2003, 09:09 AM
Thanks Phillip , Sure will......

04-28-2003, 09:37 AM
I like the way you've handled the light in this one-------well done---------Alan

04-28-2003, 09:50 AM
Lovely colors!

04-28-2003, 10:07 AM
Thanks,,, Alan , Betty

04-28-2003, 10:34 AM
People sure are nice on this site....but I think you should get a more constructive type of critique, so rather than just saying "love the background green" which I do, I will add the following....
Do it again....This time decide what you would like to have as the 'center of interest'
What attracted you to this scene?
In almost all landscape paintings, the center of interest is 1/3rd in and 1/3rd up or down.
The left side of the painting is very dominant (a good thing)
Shift the whole scene to the right, putting the red door and the window above it about 1/3rd in and 1/3rd up. This will also move the barn on the right more to the right, shortening the length of that barn. (another good thing)
Keeping the door a little lighter red, and painting some shading from the trees onto the sides of the barns and door would give some added depth.
Why the 'tic tac toe' on the little barn?
Can't help but comment on Peggy's Cove....The whole bloody place is colour co-ordinated for artists!!!! They even arrange the boats in the water to be lined up according to the colour wheel.
Seriously...an artist's paradise, and the people are wonderful. If you get a chance you should go!
Why the 'tic tac toe' on the little barn?

04-28-2003, 11:12 AM
That is not Tic tac toe on the Little Barn, The boards are going in another Direction,,,,, Thankyou, and i plan , to do it again, i did this from life, the barns are out side, and the Focal point is the Barn up higher with the Red barn, and i do plan ahead , But thankyou for your Comment,seedy .

04-28-2003, 11:47 AM
Did'nt mean to come across as having had "acid in my coffee for breakfast"...
Art is such a personal thing is'nt it...I guess I'm assuming that the art work posted on this site was meant to be commented on, the idea being to help each other with a point of view that the artist may have missed.
Since I am new to this site, I'll guess I'll just keep quite.
Loved the background...felt like Spring and new leaves and the trees were done just right.

04-28-2003, 12:22 PM
No Problem, Seedy, I learn from each Painting, I apprecaite it your comments, no need too keep quite ...

04-28-2003, 12:41 PM
Hi everyone i added a few things on the Painting today..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Apr-2003/14560-Apr28_01.jpgComments are Welcome !

04-28-2003, 01:12 PM
I'm really glad you didn't change the shafts of light pouring through the trees! The addition of the door and window to the middle building does bring it forward... BTW, it really didn't read like tic-tac-toe to me in the first place... I have to admit that the more subtle shading does look better... Please don't change any more...

04-28-2003, 01:32 PM
Thankyou CharM,,

04-28-2003, 01:34 PM
The changes to the middle building have enhanced the repetitional rhythm of yellow/red.

I love always your novel use of yellow.


04-28-2003, 01:53 PM
Now we're talkin'....Guess that's a keeper!!!!!

04-28-2003, 01:58 PM
Thanks Debra, and Brian