Adam Houston

American Impressionist Oil Painter

Sunlit Barn - Impressionist Painting by Adam Houston

Sunlit Barn

Oil on Linen Panel|12" x 9"

Here’s a painting of a barn not too far from where we live. I had every intention of painting this on-site but it was so incredibly windy that there was no way to make it happen. I’m talking a “blow your easel over immediately” type of day, so I grabbed some photos and worked on this a few times in the studio.

This particular painting was fun because of the leafless trees in the back. The light was really hitting those but because it’s essentially a bunch of twigs from 200 feet away you have to view it as a mass. To achieve the transparency and luminous look of the branches I used a warm underpainting and then painted the sky around the underpainting.

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