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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Red Barn at Outlook Farm - The Finished Painting

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Many of you wrote to me and expressed interest in seeing the completed painting, so here it is in all its glory.  It isn't a masterpiece, but it is a painting that I am proud of and the family that commissioned me to do the painting are thrilled with it.  I took it to Frame Warehouse to be framed - my favorite place in all of Charlotte for framing and they helped me and the "B" family find the perfect frame to set off the painting beautifully.  We are all excited to see the painting varnished and framed and ready to ship this week.

So, before I ship it out the door, I wanted to share it with all of you.  Here again, is the process I used to complete the painting ...

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The Red Barn at Outlook Farm is located in Maine.  The family that commissioned me to do this painting is giving this 30x40 oil painting as a gift to a family member that is getting married there in October.  The reference image is below.  She wanted me to make a number of changes.  First, she wanted the red barn to be much larger, and she wanted the painting to be impressionistic.  She also wanted me to remove the white tent from the image and instead paint something else in its place.  With the information she provided, I did that, and also put a large oak tree on the right.  Here is the reference I used for the painting:



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