The Red Dairy Barn – Part 1
This plein air painting from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains begins with a layout and composition sketched in charcoal then the painting builds in layers with acrylics. Roger shows how to adjust colors and values to create a distant look for the mountains with brighter colors coming into play in the foreground.
The Red Dairy Barn – Part 2
The program continues in the field and then Roger finishes the painting in the studio with small details of cattle, fences and the minor adjustments that all paintings require. Transparent and opaque colors are discussed and how they effect the painting. Sarah takes a tour of the farm nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
The Pottery Studio
Zirconia, North Carolina
Roger uses acrylics to paint the studio of potter David Vorhees in the mountains of North Carolina. The plein air painting is then completed in the studio for its finishing touches. Sarah watches David work on the pottery wheel and talks with him about his wood fired kiln, later seeing the finished pottery emerge after firing.