Saturday, June 27, 2009

First Tim Gagnon project


As I mentioned earlier, I'm taking a class from Tim Gagnon. He's so talented!
I finally mustered up the courage to finish my first project and put an old barn/shed on it. Boy, it's very hard to get the grass wispy like his when my fan brush is just too new. I'm looking forward to it getting a little spikey and worn down and hopefully that will help.

I didn't put distant mountains in my background, well.....because I live in the flat lands of ND and we really have no mountains on this side of the state :) Keepin' it real. ha

Have a great Saturday!
Darla

21 comments:

Mary said...

This is fabulous!!!!! You did a great job!!

My dad was born in ND,and I used to spend summers in Mott!!

Silke said...

That's great! I recognize those clouds... Love the barn and the lack of mountains! Beautiful painting!! :) Silke

Nicola said...

This is great!! And different from what you normally show us. I love the colours, very nice!

Michelle Eaton said...

You are doing fantastic Darla! I think it looks wonderful :)

Zinnia said...

Darla, this painting is just beautiful. I love the colors and the style. Barns are a favorite theme of mine. Living in California, I see so many different kinds. I have always meant to snap pictures of all the different barns I see...but alas! Poor planning and no time have thrown a wrench in the works.
Thank goodness for wonderful artists like you who have the talent to capture the beauty of a barn on a hill. Love it! Keep going girl!

Jennifer said...

Wow... I *love* it... beautiful!! I like it just as it is, no mountains... I think it's gorgeous! The sky is amazing!!

Joy said...

I arrived here via 'New Day, New Season'. I really admire your artwork, it's very pretty and unique. I see there is lots more art work on your blog... I need to explore!

Brenda said...

Wow, awesome job Darla - you've really nailed it.

Micah Holden said...

Your clouds are amazing! The whole painting is fantastic!!

sandra mucciardi said...

i absolutely love this painting!!!! great job!

Utah Grammie said...

Ohhh, Ilove this! Your sky is lovely and it looks sooo serene!

Julie-ann said...

Oh cool, it is awesome Darla! Grass looks brilliant!

Doris said...

Ohhh beautiful! Love it.
Doris :)

Renee said...

Wow Darla. This is fantastic.

You are so talented its crazy, I love what you have been doing lately.

By the way you are so funny and you make me laugh.

Love Renee xoxo

MagicMarkingsArt said...

This is really beautiful. Your colors are exquisite, and I love the texture on your barn.
Kudos

maledilla said...

Looks great Darla ! I hope mine will turn out as well as yours, I am still working on lesson 1. Tim`s painting lessons are great.

Have a great day
Mona

Inspiration By Karen said...

Wow you did a fabulous job!! Looks beautiful!

adrienne trafford said...

this is so wonderful - i want to go there!

DonnaLee said...

Beautiful As Always Darla! Love it!! Now I have to learn my way around this..wow..I am out of the loop for sure lol

Serena said...

Fantastic work, Darla! I love how you rendered the grass and the rich colour of the sky sets the painting off beautifully....great work ~ :)

Gwillym said...

I am in Tim's class too. I think your version is wonderful. I am jealious on how good yours looks. I haven't tried the barn yet.