Talbot Farm I. 9" x 12" oil on panel. 2014
This is the first outing of the season for our local group of plein air painters. I decided to attempt a painting of the barns and it proved to be a challenging scene as the sun was partially towards me, something I usually try to avoid. I also worked on the painting for an hour or so back in my studio.
Talbot Farm II. 8x10 oil on panel. 2014
In our second outing to the farm I painted the barns (again) with the sun behind me. It was a partial cloudy day with a very fine high overcast that took the edge off the sun a little, I painted this very loose, mostly with big brushes and used a small subset of my palette to control the greens. I primed this reused panel with white paint a few weeks prior and the remaining brush marks helped provide a lot of texture for very little effort.