Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.627

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. My family and I were recently out west for a week in Arizona and Utah. As is our usual custom, we visited a number of galleries in Sedona, Az to peruse some local artwork. After seeing so many Grand Canyon pieces I was inspired to try my own. I'm not working from a photo this time, just from the images left in my mind's eye from both our visit to the north rim and the gallery images. Point Imperial at the canyon was truly inspirational.

I started by separating the canvas into three parts, the elevated foreground, the canyon overlook beyond and the sky. I continued by adding some thin color to the various elements. It doesn't look like much right now but things will be much clearer next week. I promise.

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 11, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.626

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of Heritage House in Kanab, Utah, seen in the photo directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

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

There are a number of changes for this week's cycle. On the right-facing side, I've changed the lit and shadowed areas a bit. Things are now a bit less rigid. Below, I've added a second small plant next to the house. Over the porch I've added the missing roof section with lit portion. Finally, I've revised the cloud.

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, August 04, 2017

Saturday Paintiing Palooza Vol.625

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of Heritage House in Kanab, Utah, seen in the photo directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

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

There are a number of changes for this week's cycle. On either side, I've painted a hint of the trees seen in the original photo. To the left side of the revised lawn, the house now casts a shadow. Against that shadow, a small plant provides a bit of contrast out in front. Note the brackets under the front gable eaves. On the right side, all 3 windows have been revised. Note the lit portions. Ignore my initials, this piece is not yet done.

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, July 28, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.624

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of Heritage House in Kanab, Utah, seen in the photo directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch 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 building. Roof, foundation and chimneys now appear in a similar shade. The lit brick is an orange shade while shadowed portions of the house are in blue. And yes, the sky has changed once again. It's starting to come together now.

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, July 07, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.621

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of Heritage House in Kanab, Utah, seen in the photo directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch 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 began by painting in the outline of the house in blue. I've also painted the edge of the canvas in the same color. I did this as this is a gallery wrapped canvas. I sometimes find myself having to paint the canvas edge where I've failed to adequately cover it during the process of painting. It can be a problem trying to match paint colors afer the canvas is finished.

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, June 30, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.620

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. It is a photo of Heritage House in Kanab, Utah. I've been there several times and have a number of photos. However, this is not my own photo. It's one I found that has much better shadows than any of mine. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

I started with a pencil grid on both a print of the photo and the canvas. In this way I was able to transfer the elements to the canvas in an accurate pencil sketch. Things are off to 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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Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.619

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Main Street, Cold Spring, NY painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch 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's cycle. I've now completed the steps, railing and low brick wall of the brick central building. Note the revised bush as well. On top, the dormer windows are now complete as is the partial building in the foreground. I've also revised the brick building's cornice and brackets below. Finally, the sky has been overpainted with a slightly mottled blue. The painting is now completed.

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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