This particular painting has been sitting around for quite a while. I’m not too thrilled with the way it turned out, but I thought I would post it anyway. I meant for it to look looming and foreboding with a ton of cool detailed stone-work, but it looks like a cardboard cutout and two crows. I think the problem is in the unconventional way I went about painting it. To get a building to look ominous, significant shadowing must be added to the structure’s peak. The shadows should have gone on before the stones did, but they didn’t. I smudged the details in the stone trying to get the top of the barn to darken. At that point, I just gave up.
I could have added more detail to the stone, but I got sick of the painting. That was about three months ago. I’m still sick of it.