Sunday, August 7, 2011

Barrel Oak Middleburg Demo

Armand Cabrera

Yesterday I spent the afternoon painting a demo in the Barrel Oak Gallery in Middleburg. If you haven’t been to the gallery yet and you are in Virginia please come on by, taste some fine Virginia Wine and view the art. I have 60 paintings on display.

I started with a small field sketch from autumn last year. The sketch was painted in one of my favorite areas of Virginia on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Etlan.

The demo painting is 20x24 on linen panel. I followed the same procedure I do for most of my paintings by establishing a drawing with my brush and then blocking in the larger masses and refining those into smaller shapes . I’m careful to preserve the light and shadow in the painting and not let the details detract the big effect. The complete working time was about four hours.

 8x10 field Study

   Autumn near Etlan 20x24 oil on linen


Marian Fortunati said...

Such a beautiful painting!!! I also enjoyed seeing how you bring it from an idea to a finished piece.

Karla said...

Lovely painting and I love seeing the progress photos!

Jason Peck said...

Hey Armand,

Great demo, and beautiful painting. I love the spot of light in the middle ground.


Unknown said...

Marian, Karla and Jason,

Thanks for the kind words. Demo's are always a challenge for me especially when trying to talk to people, photograph the demo and paint at the same time.