Stone Barn near Le Barroux, France

As I continue to work with oil paints I find that using large brushes and a small canvas forces me to be more impressionistic which is what I am striving for.

 Using lots of turpentine and transparent red oxide I block in the value shapes.

Using lots of turpentine and transparent red oxide I block in the value shapes.

 Working from dark to light I block in colors following the value scheme.

Working from dark to light I block in colors following the value scheme.

 Working on the stone barn which is my center of interest.

Working on the stone barn which is my center of interest.

 Suggesting buildings in the distance.

Suggesting buildings in the distance.

 Last details added to the trees in the mid-ground.  I may glaze over the distant stone buildings later to soften edges and cool the colors so they will recede into the distance.

Last details added to the trees in the mid-ground. I may glaze over the distant stone buildings later to soften edges and cool the colors so they will recede into the distance.