It is going to be a short post tonight, I taught all day drove a couple of hours to get home and I am ready to sleep. Snowcamp W went well, and I believe that people learned some things they will be able to use. I did a seascape demo for them today. Painting snow and painting surf have some things in common, besides, it was snowing and I painted the falling snow yesterday.
Here is the barn and house from the barnyard painting. One of the commenters asked me what gray I used to paint the siding on the barn. I painted it from a mixture of scrapings I had on my palette.
As I work my palette fills with paint mixtures that I have formulated until there is no longer room to mix new ones. I scrape them into a pile and set that over to one side. I then often throw a little "what not" into the pile to make it gray. But that gray contains every color I already have on the canvas. That makes it a very useful note as it is in harmony with the painting. It is also often a subtle and interesting color. I use that as I can,"stepping" on other notes with it as a modifier, and in this instance making the weathered barn board with it.