Brandon Thomas Art, LLLP copyright 2016
Need to add a cabin to your landscape? In this blog I want to go over with you the basics of laying out your cabin or even a barn! The first problems I see when folks paint cabins is the roof. They make the roof even all the way across or they have the front uneven. So what is the easiest way to layout a basic cabin. First I recommend to draw a basic cabin shape on paper. Do this as many times as you like until you feel comfortable with the shape you make. **TIP** When drawing out your cabin make the front top of the roof a little higher than the back end. This will give it distance. OK now that you have made about 100 cabin sketches on some paper do the same on the painting. Take your #10 Magic Palette Knife and use just the tip of the blade the same way you used the pencil or pen when you was sketching it on paper. After you get the cabin sketch in now you can scratch out the inside. Doing this will remove extra paint that can cause you problems. Feel the inside areas with a dark mixture, if your making a woods seen dark brown is best. If its a winter seen a gray dark blue is best. To add highlights to it just add white to the dark color to make a lighter mixture.Next is your roof. Highlighting the roof is different to each. You will need to decide how you want your roof to look . To make a tin roof just make a light gray and add it to your roof. Do you want a shingle roof? feel it with a dark gray color then to make a highlight color just mix white to the dark gray color, then take the small end of your knife and load a roll of the light color you mixed and start at the bottom of the roof and dab down. Do this for each shingle working up. To make a door just load black to the small end of the knife pull down a door you can do this for windows too. *** TIP*** Make sure you make the windows the same height as the door. Watch the clip of Brandon painting a simple cabin. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and tomorrow we will go over another panting tip!!