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Will Rogers Barn

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Dell Inspiron 1525 / Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet / Photoshop CS5

On our way to a long abandoned WWII era Nazi Commune off the Rustic Canyon Trail in Santa Monica, we came across this old barn and stopped in for a paint. A truly spectacular place of ruin. Once again starting with a blockish black brush and looking at what’s there but taking some liberty with the light shapes to make them fit pleasingly on the page with JUST black and JUST white, no greys. Then doing the painting based almost exactly on this initial composition. 2hrs. in the field.

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  1. Mike N says:

    These are amazing paintings!

    I just found this blog through your cghub, I’ve been trying to figure out how to paint outside with a laptop for awhile, thanks a ton for your process of how you do it, I’m going to try it out next week!

    • shaddysafadi says:

      Sweet, Let me know how it goes Mike and if you have questions as you go don’t hesitate to ask. Also if you are in the LA area we go out painting every Sunday.

      • Yen says:

        Once again you have written semhtoing that resonates so well with me! I am actually planning on writing a blog post on this soon I just haven’t had the courage to yet. But I compare myself to other bloggers all of the time, and It’s bad like really bad sometimes. It has gotten better, but yeah, it happens still. I am constantly afraid of being judged when I pose pictures and people might think that I am not skinny enough to be suffering with disordered eating. Ughhh I have so much more to say on this, hence the post coming later this month

  2. OYO! says:

    Nice comp. Man picking up the right colors is sooo hard when wokring from life. I wont be showing you anything until i mastered that and the tools. Keep em comin !

  3. Lighting and atmosphere is just great

  4. Thanks for your excellent post!

  5. Alexandra says:

    Paid this new joint a visit and from my experience I enyojed a very decent lunch. Service was extremely fast for the queue that was inside. Had a delicious cod + chips. They are the same group as the one in paddington, norfolk place.Miss safadi express though :-(Defo worth the visit