While I am convalescing from my foot surgery, and can not attend my still life class, I am practicing landscape painting from photos. This was a farm on a creek in the Chesapeake. The original barn was white but it just didn't look right. I know red barns are cliche but I just couldn't resist. I was inspired by a fantastic YouTube video by Roger Dale Brown. Check it out here. He explains his process as he goes along and offers up so many tips and bits of knowledge. It is worth watching a few times. I am considering recreating his painting while watching the video and painting along with him.