Recently I had the pleasure to paint a commissioned painting of the barn located in the One Loudoun neighborhood. It’s painted on an 11″ x 14″ linen canvas, with oil, gouache and acrylic paints, and a tad bit of black ink!
To read about the history of the barn that this barn was modeled after, here is an article about it on loudountimes.com from a few years ago.
I recently had the pleasure to do a house painting of a home in One Loudoun, on a hand-constructed 22″ x 28″ organic cotton canvas. This particular painting was done with acrylic and gouache paints, in a more modern style, rather than traditional realism. The homeowners asked that I include their cat, of which they shared a few photos, into the painting. So I was able to paint ‘Lefty’ looking out from the top step!
Here is a photo of the painting hanging in their home! Looks great!
Getting close to finishing this painting! After the paint for the trees dries up (still need to finish the trees on the left-hand side), I’ll add in the foliage. This painting will be a part of the One Loudoun Spring Fine Art Exhibit on May 19th in Ashburn. Painted on Green Artist Canvas.
This is an oil painting work-in-progress for the One Loudoun Fine Art Exhibit on May 19th from 6-8pm! Exchange Street is the main street that runs through the One Loudoun neighborhood here in Ashburn, Virginia.
Did you know that red and green are complementary colors on the color wheel? Complementary colors are pleasing to the human eye. No wonder that barns are traditionally painted red, given that they are often surrounded by green!
This acrylic painting of a red barn against a backdrop of green forest is painted on gallery-wrapped canvas that measures 16″ x 20″ and is ready to hang. Shipping to anywhere in the United States is included in the price of $450. Contact me using the form below to purchase:
With the new pathway to the One Loudoun clubhouse, it’s easy to walk from our residential part of the neighborhood to the clubhouse. Not only that, it’s a nice walk through nature! You get to walk along the creek, cross over it on the bridge, and continue along the wooden pathway as the trees yield to a bird-watching wetlands. After that comes the clubhouse! I love our neighborhood.
This watercolor painting on paper is painted from the view of having crossed the bridge and looking through the trees towards the clubhouse, which has an awesome architectural design. This painting is part of my growing One Loudoun Art Collection.
Yesterday was such a beautiful day outside that I decided to pack my art supplies and walk down to the Saranac Linear Park here in One Loudoun with my son in his stroller. Painting ‘plein air’ (painting outdoors on-site) isn’t something I’ve normally done, but the idea of it sounded fun, so we gave it a try. Well, it was worth it! Lots of people outside, fresh air, warm weather, chirping birds, green grass, flowing water…we even saw a beaver building its dam and a great blue heron walking in the creek. There is actually a great blue heron rookery nearby that is recognized by the State of Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) as a “Critical Wildlife Resource.” I sat on a bench overlooking the creek, while my son sat in his stroller next to me playing with his teething toy. Just in the past few days, everything has turned so green with the rain from last week!
Over the past week I’ve been trying to do a painting of the Barn at One Loudoun, which is a beautiful sight to behold, but I didn’t particularly like what I did each time I made an attempt at it. Not that they turned out ugly, but rather, it just didn’t feel like my style anymore, which is much looser than the ‘realism’ I used to paint. I realized after the third time that where I was going wrong was drawing the lines out before starting the painting, which ended up confining my creativity. Just like in real life, sometimes when we try to draw out exactly how we want something, it can be too rigid and not allow for flexibility, and then we don’t end up getting what we wanted. So I took a break from the barn painting and turned to another photo I had taken in Central Park, and decided to do away with drawing it out beforehand. I also decided to use watercolors, which flow more naturally and allow for more flexibility.
Do you know where this is in One Loudoun’s Central Park?