Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Haybales, Virginia (sold)

12x12, oil on canvas panel, Daily Paintworks

Haybales are a little tricky to paint.  We know they are light and warm on top because of the sun.  And we know they are dark and cool at the bottom when they turn away from the light.  But what about the inbetween space?  I use orange to make the transition and add warmth.  I also use blue which is reflected from the sky.  Soft edges keep the bale from looking like a cut out which is pasted on the landscape.

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4 comments:

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful light. Great job painting the tree.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a beautiful painting. Nice.

Olive Cooper said...

I love hay bales and this is splendid.

debra said...

what a beautiful painting !!!

 
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