Barns of Michigan: Old Gray Barn

I love to paint old barns. They have so much character. The older, the better. I am starting a “Barns of Michigan” series of paintings, and this is # 3 in the series, an old gray barn in the upper peninsula.

an oil painting of an old gray barn in Michigan's upper peninsula

Barns of Michigan: Old Gray Barn, oil 16 X 20 inches

The palette for this painting was ultramarine and cobalt blue, titanium white, lamp black, sap green, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, cad. yellow med., cad yellow light, cad red light. I really liked the gray light of the hazy day, and tried to emphasize this in the painting.

Photo reference for the barn was a photo by Kathy Gaspar, used with her permission.