As I mentioned I spent most of the day working on paintings that were mostly complete. Late in the day, I sanded down a painting I really had not liked...and just painted over the sanded out painting. Actually, I like to paint over sanded paintings...seems like the paint adheres better to old paint than the oil gessoed linen.
Well, this was a quick study, off of a photo I had taken in the fall. I must have snapped it as we drove by as the barn is partially submerged in the sage. It was a really magnificent barn...no paint...but not falling in, either.
I painted it as if it were a plein air...holding the photo in the distance...and applying a quick underpainting and then really rich, thick paint to the surface. I admire the thick paint of Ken Roth and Eric Jacobsen...but have often shied away from that rich, loose painting technique...maybe I won't in the future.