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How to Paint a Barn with Acrylic

Posted on 12 March 2018 by admin (0)

First, Imagine what is possible. Imagine the image yo want on your barn and now transfer that image to the canvas.

Painting a barn scene in acrylic paint allows you to be creative.  To create this scene in your head requires practice and some patience.  It is also a lot of work, but oh so worth it when you see the final product.

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Second, Set up your easel and place your canvas on it. Take a chair with you if you are painting on location.  Using a charcoal pencil, sketch the outline of the barn scene before you. Charcoal is a better choice than lead in that it will not bleed through the paint over time. Once satisfied with your outline, add details like the roof, door, wood planks and other parts of the barn structure. Keep things simple, depending on the level of detail you wish to convey in your painting.

Next, Take out your palette and set it somewhere so that it will not turn over. Some artists have a palette that can be held while painting, but a plastic one that can be set down will do fine. Observe the barn and decide which colors you will need. Start with colors right out of the tube, but do not simply paint a red barn red or a blue sky blue. The result will be a cartoonish painting that is far from realistic.

Last, There are many different shades of acrylic paint available that more closely match the realistic colors found in a barn scene. Use these, but experiment with mixing them with white and black in order to create the closest color matches possible.