"Vertical" oil on panel, 8x10"
I've painted this barn before, but in the afternoon. (Look here if you want to see it.) I painted this one in the morning, and I'm really happy with it. Sometimes a painting just seems to come together on its own.
And for those interested in the technical side of painting, this painting is the first test of a new ground for my panels. It's a gesso formulated specifically for priming panels, and it's supposed to be more absorbent than a typical acrylic gesso. I usually adhere canvas to the panels, and then do an oil ground, which is nothing if not a labor of love. I was hoping to find a ground that's a little less labor intensive, but still has some of the properties of an oil ground. So far, I do like the properties of this gesso, although I'd hoped for a slightly more absorptive surface.