Barn in the Country

by Don
(Las Vegas, NV USA)

Barn in the Country

Barn in the Country

I used to see lots of barns on our family weekend outings in the countryside of the Midwest U.S. Many of them had ads for “Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco”. That left a lasting impression on my memory. That’s why I decided to paint this particular scene.


I used acrylic paints and then colored pencil for some of the lines on the barn. Since I’m a newbie to painting, I cannot paint the straight lines between the boards on the barn.

I also feel, now that the piece is finished, that the field behind the barn is perhaps a bit too intense. I will probably change that. I will also probably, darken the tree line in the background. The darkening of the clouds was added to give a feel of a weather change coming into the area.

The work took me about 3-4 days to complete. Although, as mentioned, I’m going to add some changes to the painting.

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