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Paint Out at Ayrshire Farm

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Plein air painting of the south fields at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville VA

Ayrshire Farm South Field (plein air). 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2015.

Today we finally got the opportunity to paint at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, VA. The farm is about 800 acres in size (if I remember correctly) and we were provided with satellite pictures as a guide to the different fields.

I started the painting later than usual so I chose to stay close to the main house on the south side of the property. To paint this I set up my easel in an open-fronted storage shed and took advantage of the shade.

Back at the studio I added a little more interest to the far distance and enhanced some of the blue color contrasts.