Saturday, June 8, 2013

Chicken Coop - Interesting Composition

When Kristine Pallas, one of my paint partners, wanted to paint the Chicken Coop at Connolly Ranch in Napa, California, I had my doubts. Maybe it was the morning light, or the fact I took great care setting proper values. The great company was also a plus. I ended up with this adorable 8 x 10 plein air oil painting. I love how a few brush strokes give you the essence of the chickens without needing a lot of detail.

What compositions have you found unexpectedly the perfect scene when completed?


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  2. Love the rustic style!!Peaceful,divine.