Goodwood Barn


24″ x 18″, Acrylic on canvas, framed. Textural elements define positive foreground spaces.  Neutral yet visually active color defines negative space.

Interpreted from a photograph by Jamie T. Hill of Goodwood Plantation, Louisiana, used by permission.  Design transferred freehand.



I colored outside the lines on this class assignment. Master artist and instructor Maria Lyle demonstrated an entirely different technique from this, for the acrylics illustration assignment. But as I was mixing my colors I started laying some directly on the canvas paper because it was a hot day and the paints were drying too fast. I started having entirely too much fun painting with the palette knife, which I had never tried before! So I just kept going, playing all the way! Maria was nice enough to give me some expert pointers in this direction, and I was happy with the result. Maria is a patient instructor who constantly tries to bring out the best work from her students. I highly recommend her courses!