Photos to Paint: June 2012

| June 3, 2012
Photos to Paint: June 2012

June 2012 Painting Challenge Photo

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June’s Photos to Paint Challenge

The May Photos to Paint challenge must have been a stinker. I actually was concerned that it had too much detail…or maybe it was just too common of a photo to capture your hearts and minds. Well anyway, here goes for June.

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend three days in Yosemite National Park. During our four-hour drive from San Jose to the park, I saw this picture perfect barn off of a narrow country road. When I saw it I thought, “What a perfect subject for the June Photos to Paint painting challenge.” I hope you agree. I tried to capture the lazy feeling of the scene. There was a light breeze, the temperature was about 87 degrees Fahrenheit, and it was dead quiet. Go ahead. Close you eyes and go there now!

If you download the full resolution file, you can see that I have preserved the detail in the shadows for you to work from. I think I will try this one myself. I love painting old barns. They are made of simple forms but are full of so much character.

Please use the form below to submit your painting by the end of June. Your picture should be a high-quality jpg image that is at least 480 pixels along its longest dimension at 72 pixels per inch.

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  1. Nancie says:

    Hi Lee – yes, I did have trouble with the May challenge. In fact I have one done, but am not happy with it at all – so I guess it isn’t done! I look forward to painting this barn – love doing old barns!

  2. Irina says:

    Lee, thank you for inspiration. I was stuck to this barn from first glance.

  3. Catharina says:

    Hello! I saw this on Irinas artblog and thought; this is something for me! Lovely photos. And God knows you need photos to inspire when you want to paint but is out of ideas, so frustrating when that happens!
    I´ll return for challenges! I will also make a link to your spot from my artblog so that others also can be inspired.
    Thank´s alot! See you!

  4. Anita Badami says:

    Hello Lee,
    Thanks for the lovely photo of the Barn. Enjoyed painting this month’s challenge. I hope I made it in time for you to post my painting, with the deadline being so near.
    I’m wondering how to send across the painting…Is this the right form for submissions? How do I attach my painting?

    Thanks in advance.

  5. Lee says:

    Oops! The form is now working again!