Haystacks at Magura
This month's Virtual Paintout is in Romania. Its a region of the world that I know little about, so I had a interesting time wandering in urban and rural areas and seemed to find something new to paint everywhere I looked.
As usual, I head straight for the countryside, as I love to know how other parts of the world farm for food, raise animals, etc. Its usually just a different scale of things but the buildings and landscape change, sometimes dramatically.
This piece was of haystacks in or near Magura, Romania. I loved the little hand built stacks supported by frames of wood and knew they'd have to be painted. I used acrylics on an 8 x 10 canvas board.
I had painted over a previous image with red and like how that shows through and gives warmth to the piece. The red complements the greens well here. I must use more coloured grounds under my paintings as they add a richness.