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Barns Two Approaches

This first one is about 14x17 on hardboard:
Acrylic wash underpainting first:






In this next one, I was thinking of Charles Sheeler and Wayne Thiebaud:


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a little abstract for me, but fun to try. It is a re-do in oils, previously an acrylic.

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Both are excellent as we would expect from you but the second is the one that grabs me. The intricate structures and their perspective and the play of light combine to create a very succesful composition.
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Yr work is magnificent Derek !
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I really like the second one, Derek. Interesting shapes and textures to it.
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Always inspired by your work, NJ buddy.
Both excellent but the lower one has a more engaging composition.
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Always inspired by your work, NJ buddy.
Both excellent but the lower one has a more engaging composition.
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Love the colors and composition of the barn. The first one of the houses is a nice painting, especially the lively shapes and colors in the trees, but it is also quite neutral, it doesn't grab me. The second one does.
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Already since the line drawing, you can see that the second one is far more dynamic, and the better one for me.
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Derek:
Whenever I need perspective on anything art- or life-related, I'm coming your way, as you are clearly a Perspective Master, and probably Yoda as well.
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I agree with you guys: composition is key. The second one has a more dynamic feel. I'll tell you though, a lot of rendering went into the 1st one. The 1st painting is a barn; only a rare concrete barn. I could not get the yellow to come out in the sky when posting.
Thanks to all for the comments. I'm doing some experimentation. and having fun.
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wow ...they are both lovely but the tree in the middle of the first and the composition and impact of the second as a whole blows my socks off!
Thank you for posting the images of your painting progress ...they are really helpful. And the one showing your planning regarding perspective shows how important it is ...time consuming and often confusing but so so important.
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Hey Kiwi: I have family in Auckland and have been to the land of the long white cloud twice......how lovely.
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Hi Derek.

I like what you describe as your abstract painting, the last one. I think it has really nice depth.
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Ian Laddie: thanks for stopping by my friend.
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Re: Barns Two Approaches

I exceedingly love this progression. The last oil version I don't understand as 'finished'. (The central greens are a bit 'much' for my eyes) ... (but I love it the most.)

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