|© Robin Edmundson, 'Split Roof, Grassy Bales', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches.|
This place is not far from us, at the bottom of a hill in a damp, sheltered spot. The bales often sprout before they're used for winter feed. The old tractor shed's roof split a couple of years ago when we had several heavy snows in a short time. It's quiet and peaceful. Even in the winter, the grass stays green for a long time there.
I studied this barn for a long time before I painted it. I routinely do a few versions of a piece to get a feel for color, shapes and light. Here are a couple of practice pieces:
I may try to do it again as a snow scene. I'll keep you posted.