Winter Barn

We’ve been having such warm pleasant weather lately this scene seems like a very distant prospect. The tide is turning though; it was rather chilly out today, not snow-covered-barn chilly but, could-have-worn-a-jacket chilly. This stamp is called winter barn and it’s new from Penny Black. I worked on hot pressed watercolour paper in a stamp positioner and started by stamping the whole scene in soft stone ink, a pale grey which gives me the whole scene in a pale tone which won’t interfere with the colours I add over the top. I used barn door distress ink (of course) for the barn, black soot archival and distress ink for the trees, ground espresso distress for the fence and uncharted mariner for all the sky and shadows in the driveway.

I stamped the barn with just the red ink first then as I blended added brown shadows both by re-stamping and with a paint brush. I stamped the tree in archival ink and amalgam ink (both waterproof) so I could paint the sky over the stamping. I did paint carefully around the snow laden branches to leave some areas white. I stamped the fence in ground espresso but used black soot when blending the ink to give shadows to the fence posts. I blended some areas of the driveway but left some sections unblended which seemed to work well to suggest the ruts in the snow after it’s been driven on.

When I was happy with the scene I splattered on some white paint to look like snow.

Just a quick question for those of you with barns or experience with barns, do they often have chimneys? I would have thought the hay might be a fire risk…

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11 Comments on “Winter Barn”

  1. cakewizzardhotmailcom says:

    Beautiful card. It depends what the barn is used for. We had a wood stove in ours because one small part was sectioned off as a work room. We were in there most of the winter.

  2. ednamburgess says:

    Love this scene. Great job on the snow and the barn.

  3. Oh wow outstanding job on coloring this scene, love it!

  4. nancystiz says:

    I love this scene and thanks for the earlier video. I did order several of these new stamps after seeing your incredible work. I hope to do it justice. Gorgeous scene, Heather!

  5. Loll says:

    WOW! Gorgeous barn and winter scene Heather. LOVE the gorgeous deep blue for the sky. Great against that red barn! Fabulous watercolouring … wish I could take in-person lessons from you, my friend. Love, Loll

  6. Lorraine Melin says:

    Most barns don’t have chimneys but often have an air circulator vent to allow fresh air into the loft. I love your scene, especially the sky around the tree and the tracks in the snow.

  7. Pat says:

    What a gorgeous scene Heather and the colours with the red of the barn and the blue sky and the blue also added to the tracks in the road and with the added falling snow gives this such an authentic and atmospheric look. x

  8. Bonnie says:

    A beautiful, snowy scene, Heather! Love all the extra details that add depth!

  9. Lagene says:

    Wow this is beautiful!

  10. Barbara Garfield says:

    Hello Heather, My rancher relative tells me that is not a chimney, but a base for a weathervane. Your work and Mimi’s inspired me to by these stamps. Plan to have beautiful Christmas and winter cards this year. Thank you.

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