Friday, August 29, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.472

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of the Goshen, New York house. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 4 inch by 4 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

Things have changed quite a bit for this week's cycle. Starting at the top, the sky has received some further paint. It's a bit blotchy and will likely receive some futher attention. Down to the roof and chimneys, these now have some highlights and shadows. I've still got some pencil lines showing so further work is in order. The siding also had shadows to go along with its new layer of paint. the porch has details deep within the shadows. Below, the lawn and walk have color and texture.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.471

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of the Goshen, New York house. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 4 inch by 4 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I have continued to refine the painting. Note that the body and roof have received some paint as well as the porch, windows and gables. At this stage I'm interested in locating all the various features of the house. It's starting to have a 3 dimensional appearance. I've kept the gables lighter in color to be consistent with the photo. Below and to the rear, both the foreground and background have been given some additional paint. There is still much to do even on this very small canvas but it has come a long way.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.470

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of the Goshen, New York house. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 4 inch by 4 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

I started applying paint to this very small canvas. For this week, I've attempted to put an initial layer of paint on all the major elements. I've started to indicate a shadow in the covered porch area. I can't wait to add some details.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.469

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting with an entirely new painting. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. It is a house in Goshen, New York, just a few steps from my office. It is now used as office space. I will be trying something new with this one. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 4 inch by 4 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I want to see if I can pull this off on a very small scale.

I started with a grid and pencil drawing. This may seem complicated but it's actually easier than the last house, finished last week. When seen in real life, this house is actually quite tall. I hope that I can do it justice.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.468

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

There are a number of changes for this week. I've eliminated the blue block on the left side of the house. It has been replaced by the foliage to the far rear. Staying on the left side, I've adjusted the lower full window closest to that block. It is now a bit narrower. The foundation has also been refined. Out in front, the lawn now appears in shadow except for the extreme left. This is consistent with the lighting pattern seen on the house. Finally, the sky has been repainted and the roof outline slightly reshaped. The painting is now complete.

The current and final state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have a new painting to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.467

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I've addressed several needs this week. Up on top, I've painted a brighter layer of paint on the roof in an attempt to capture the sunlit version seen in the photo. I'm not quite there as it seems a bit too bright. I'll have a modified version for next week. Moving downward, the details of the windows and porch posts have been added. These make a huge difference to the image. I've also added some dark paint to the foundation. This too will see some further refinement. I've added some blue to the left of the house. This will disappear for next week.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have a more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.466

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I've spent considerable time revising the structure, much of that realigning the left side. I realized that the rooflines of the turret and left-facing gable were not in line. I have adjusted both elements a bit to get things right. They now stand together in line. While I was on that side, I revised the chimney with a highlighted section in a pinkish color. The highlights on the left side of the building were also overpainted and are now a bit brighter. Above, I've started to overpaint the roof but this will require some additional work. The small gable in the turret has been given some detail and the shadows revised. These will also require more work. The second story windows of the turret have been respaced. Finally, the front steps have been started but will also need more work.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have a more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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