Here is my most recent painting for The Flying Moleskins for Irit Bourla's sketchbook. I was inspired by the bright, vibrant colors Irit uses in her paintings so I thought I'd paint this rather ordinary barn with some saturated color - a bright orange barn with turquoise-ish mountains as a backdrop. Her sketchbook theme is "places" so I choose this barn that is close to home because I thought the roof-lines and shapes were interesting. This was my first acrylic painting and it has me missing oils!
My additional inspiration was from a plein air study I painted during a Doug Braithwaite workshop. It was an exercise in trying to paint the correct values using incorrect color. I didn't complete it, but it was fun and freeing to paint using broken, wild color.