Barrel Oak Middleburg Demo

by
Armand Cabrera
Yesterday I spent the afternoon painting a demo in the Barrel Oak Gallery in Middleburg. If you haven’t been to the gallery yet and you are in Virginia please come on by, taste some fine Virginia Wine and view the art. I have 60 paintings on display.
I started with a small field sketch from autumn last year. The sketch was painted in one of my favorite areas of Virginia on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Etlan.
The demo painting is 20×24 on linen panel. I followed the same procedure I do for most of my paintings by establishing a drawing with my brush and then blocking in the larger masses and refining those into smaller shapes . I’m careful to preserve the light and shadow in the painting and not let the details detract the big effect. The complete working time was about four hours.
 8×10 field Study
 
   Autumn near Etlan 20×24 oil on linen
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4 thoughts on “Barrel Oak Middleburg Demo

  1. Marian, Karla and Jason,

    Thanks for the kind words. Demo's are always a challenge for me especially when trying to talk to people, photograph the demo and paint at the same time.

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