Friday, April 17, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.505

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

It's funny how one can spend considerable time on a painting without making more than moderate visual change. Such is my progress for this week. I have spent considerable time revising the area between and just above the 2 cars. Note the new lit area on the side of the steps. It makes for a cascade of light when seen with the lit porch posts above and to the left. The foliage to the left of the steps has contours and brighter color. Below that, the sidewalk, curb and street have all been revised. Lit and shadowed areas now alternate as in the original photo. The shadow below the far car has been revised a bit as well. Above, the porch roof and extreme left post have been revised and simplified. Finally, to the left side of the painting, the lit side of the house has received both yellow and blue paint.

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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Friday, April 10, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.504

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

Starting at the top, I've now finally completed the triple window in the gable. I've attempted to maintain tones similar to the other windows below. Going down to street level, I've pulled the green foliage over the lower front step area. This has actually improved the perspective of the steps which previously seemed slightly out of phase with the house. The curb area has been adjusted as well. This section of the painting will require further work but the various elements are now finally all in place. To the right, the far car has now been completed. Along with the car's various muted details, a shadow has been added underneath. Above, the windows in the red house have been completed. There is still much more to do.

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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Friday, April 03, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.503

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

There are a number of changes for this week's cycle. Starting to the far right (not a good place to be), the bouse next door is now repainted and partly in shadow. Note how the shadow includes that of the chimney. The windows are still in need of some attention. Below the red house, the blue car has been darkened a bit. The grill and headlights are ready to receive details. Just above, the front steps are now fully painted. The blues are consistent with those up above. To the left of the steps, the porch railing is now in shadow with a slash of lit section down the middle. The left side of the porch now has railing and highlights. Finally, the red car has received more paint, appearing a bit oversaturated in the photo for some reason.

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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Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.502

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

I've actually painted over many of the various elements. Paint has been added to the various roofs, cars, foliage and the siding of both houses. Yes, I've decided to continue down the road of bright colors. This will be a bit of an experiment but I have a feeling it will work out well. Continuing with the fairly bright blue, I've added to the shaded front of the main structure. Note the porch posts and window trim. The siding is the same blue as the trim but with a bit of white added. I can't wait to finish the attic window up above. That is for next week.

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, March 20, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.501

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

Out in front, both cars have received some paint. The far car has been painted a nice blue. The closer one has had the same blue applied to its windows. Behind them, the initial layer of green has been painted on what will be the foliage adjacent to the front steps. Below, the street has received some additional paint. Then there's the house. It has received some blue paint to simulate shadow. This will need adjustment before this is done. Up on top, the chimney has received a similar treatment.

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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Friday, March 13, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.500 Blogiversary

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

This has been a busy week leaving little time for painting. For SPP number 500 I would have liked something more momentous but at least the initial layer of paint is now complete. (Note especially the front steps.) I've finished the roadmap of things to come. It gives an indication what this painting will look like in a few weeks. Now I can start painting with some detail. That will be for next week's cycle.

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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Friday, March 06, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.499

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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

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

I started adding some paint to the grid-assisted pencil sketch. At this stage I'm just adding basic colors to the various elements. This will give me an idea how things will eventually look and act as a road map for my progress. Note that the red is the same for the SUV and house to the rear. I may change that but maybe not. It's a good start.

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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