I didn't make it outside today but I did do this little barn study as a demo in class. I was showing some kids Terry Miura's site and showing some of the cool things that I learned at his workshop a couple of months ago. The students noticed that Terry had put barns in a bunch of his paintings and that was it. I had to put a barn in the demo. Terry makes it look a lot easier than it really is. His barns look really natural, like they just belong there. Oh well, at least mine got my kids off my back. I think the obvious solution to improving this is to go out and find a real red barn and do a few hundred from direct observation. Come to think of it, my mom has a red barn at her place in Weimar. I'll have to pay her a visit!