My next painting is ready for paint. Once again the setting is that of a barn. I love the challenge of painting the different textures of a surface that is well... deteriorating. You have the bumpy grain of the wood then the smoothness of the paint along with the irregular cracks and parts that are actually peeling. The nuthatch is perched on an old plow handle that has deep aged wood grains which are emphasized by the sun light.
I love the composition of this one. I feel that the diagonal of the plow handle breaks up the monotony of the vertical boards in the background and that the horizontal board on the bottom gives it just enough visual foundation.