Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10-25-11 "Another Snowfall in New England"

This beautiful water color painting has a few nice eliments to it. All three barns point to the focal point, the house, which also is haloed by the pine trees. The white snow bank that begins at the left barn grows larger as it draws your eye to the house. The house and the snow in front of it are the focal point being the brightest section of the painting. The color of the sky just after dusk and the foreground snow-covered field turned out better than the original painting. I was going to add a fence post or two by the large barn but they seemed to brake up the natural paths that take your eye to the house so I left them out.

This painting is not for sale as it is a commission.

Friday, October 21, 2011

work in progress

As you can see the major componants are drawn in and the first layers of paint are applied. From this stage it is a matter of adding to and refining the buildings then step back for a day or two to look at it to see what needs to be brightened, darkened, and adjusted.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

work in progress

These three pictures show the process of laying down the sky in one fast wash. I used three main colors painted on in several wide bands then began to mix and mingle them unto I achieved the desired effect. The last photo is not the finished sky, you will see that in later posts.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Work in Progress 10-16-11

This drawing is a rework of a large painting I did a year ago that won a place in the Iowa Watercolor Society's Annual Exhibit.