Oil Painting: Timothy Barr's "Back Bay"

15 Mar 2007

In the January 2007 issue of American Artist, we discussed how Timothy Barr explored his oil landscapes by combining multiple digital images, using Photoshop to design the perfect scene. Here, we present an excerpt from the article that further explains his process.

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Step 1: Barr was unhappy with the color of the water in a painting he had recently finished. Step 2: Barr laid a photograph of the actual water over a scan of the painting and was able to identify the problem. Step 3: The final painting, adjusted with purples and straw tones.

Back Bay
2006, oil on panel, 18 x 24. Courtesy Tree’s Place, Orleans, Massachusetts.

To read the feature article on this artist, check out the January 2007 issue of American Artist.


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