Friday, November 21, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.484

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. It is a 2nd empire style Victorian in Cape May, New Jersey. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 inch by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I will be using it in a vertical orientation to emphasize the height of the house.

I began with a grid on the photo and duplicated that on the canvas. Then I drew the outline of the house using the grid as a guide. The architecture is a a bit complicated but I am pleased with the progress so far.

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, November 14, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.483

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May bungalow. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 6 inch by 6 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 many changes to the painting for this week's cycle. Starting at the top, I've added just a bit of texture to the tree foliage to the far rear. On the gable front, I've now added the details of the small window. I've left it very simple. Now complete is the roof above the awning with both lit and shadowed areas. Along the top step and going down the railings, I've changed the lit areas. On the railings I've taken out the distracting brown details. WIth these changes, the painting is now complete.

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

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

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.482

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May bungalow. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 6 inch by 6 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 several changes for this week. Most notable amongst these is the color of the shaded area under the porch. I have made a fairly dramatic change to a much bluer color. I've also obscured the windows and door just a bit. I think that this color works much better in this context. Further changes include color changes to the buildings to either side of the bungalow. Additionally, the highlights on the railings have been carried down the front edge. Finally, the highlighted area of the awning has been brightened.

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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Friday, October 31, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.481

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May bungalow. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 6 inch by 6 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.

Although it may not first appear so, I have actually spent considerable time working on the painting. Starting up on the porch, the shaded wall has actually been given some shading. This gives a little depth and pushes the porch posts forward just a bit. To either side, the buildings next door have been given a bit of separation by finally changing their color to a shade of blue. Moving down the stairs, I've attempted to move away from the heavily outlined handrails of the prior installment. There are now only faint lines and highlights. Speaking of those highlighted areas, I'm considering carrying the highlights down the front-facing posts of the handrails. Although the photo does not have such highlights, I believe that this would enhance the effect of the highlighted areas. Stay tuned. Finally, I have begun working on the awning which now has given up its ragged lower edge.

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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Friday, October 24, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.480

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May bungalow. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 6 inch by 6 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 many changes this week. Starting out in front, the Saab to the left has been heavily revised. It now has lit areas along its body side. The cornering light out front now carries an amber lens. Above, the glass now has transparent and opaque areas. Note that the Saab to the right has had its glass overpainted in a darker blue. The sidewalk seen between the Saabs has been painted over as well. Behind, the bungalow has been cleaned up. The original blue outlines have mostly been banished. The steps and railing have straight clean lines. Note that the highlights on the railings, as well as other similar highlights, will be adjusted in a future installment. Above, I've reshaped the porch columns. The doors and windows now have proper shape and detail. Note the details of the porch railings. Finally, the awning has its highlight, a detail that will also see revision.

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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Friday, October 17, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.479

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May bungalow. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 6 inch by 6 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 kept my efforts confined to the foreground, which now actually shows significant progress. All the earlier slow preparation may have been worth it. Below, the roadway has been painted with lit and shadowed areas under the cars. Finally, those cars have stopped floating in a sea of blue and are firmly grounded. As to the cars themselves, wheels and tires have been painted in variations of blues, blacks and grays. The Saab to the right has had its body color painted in the same blue and black paint. I've attempted to show highlights with these two colors. Details of the rear end have also been started. The focus on details also extends to the Saab on the left, where the rub strip has been painted in black on the body side. The body color has been adjusted as well. There are still a few adjustments to make but I'm pleased with this week's cycle.

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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Friday, October 10, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.478

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May bungalow. The photo that I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a tiny 6 inch by 6 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.

Well, I've finally covered the last large patch of initial blue paint. The awning now appears in green but it's only the start. Other updates include blue paint added to the Saab on the right. It's also been applied to the roadway. Tires on both cars now appear in a blackish blue. That's it for now. I'll try to push things a little further along 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.