tobacco barn / charcoal

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I found a great place to draw at Meadow Farm in Glen Allen. It’s not far from here, just north of Richmond.  The farm is from before the Civil War.  It looks much safer than painting at the river, and it’s real pretty there. This is a log cabin tobacco barn.

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glazes on fields and trees

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I made a total of 10 trips to Meadow Farm to work on this painting, staying two or three hours at a time. And I did the sky glazes at home. We had so many cloudy days, when the sun finally came out I had to go over it again with more glazes to punch up the light and shadows. The barn and tree on the right are still the underpainting here.

Log Cabin Tobacco Barn @ Meadow Farm

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I’m entering this painting and two paintings from the James River in the “Splash” show organized by Helene Ruiz at Art 6 .  Opening night is the first Fri. in Jan.  It will be a fun show ! If you’re in Richmond , come downtown !