Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.245

Hello again painting fans.

This week I'll be continuing with the shadowed Cape May house. I will be using the photo seen directly low.

I will be using my usual acrylics on a somewhat larger 8 by 8 inch gallery-style canvas.(This is a thicker canvas similar to the one used in the towered house.)

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 continued to refine those front steps. They are now complete. There are now shadows thrown across half their expanse.

And then there are those bushes. (Yes, those are bushes and not sacks of fall leaves at the curb.) I've gone with simple shapes and shadows. They provide a good foil for the rather fussy details of the house. They likely aren't for every taste but, frankly, I'm not sure that heavily detailed bushes could visually stand up to the house. There actually is a series of colors contained within the green portions of the bushes. Unfortunately that does not show in the photo. I badgered madame boran as to her opinion of my bushes. She doesn't care for them. Well, I suppose they do add an element of controversy to the piece.

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

That's about it for now. Next week I'll have an entirely new painting to show you. See you then. As always, feel free to add photos of your own work in the comments section below.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.



Blogger Beth said...

I like the anonymity of the bushes, b2. You're right, any more detail would be too busy. Love the architecture of that house! And can't wait to see what your next project is..

6:53 AM  
Blogger FARfetched said...

While I think last week's bushes were fine, I agree with Beth — your focus is the house, and everything else can be sketchy as needed to not detract. This is one of my faves to date.

9:25 PM  
Blogger boran2 said...

Thanks Beth! The next one will be something totally different. And simpler. ;-)

Thanks Far! This one has been very satisfying.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Nancy P said...

One of my favs, too. I really like what you did to the bushes this week. Don't tell M. Boran, but I think they make a perfect balance to the shapes, shadows, etc. of the roof.

It'll be a challenge to find other houses as intrinsically interesting as this one!

1:46 PM  
Blogger boran2 said...

Thanks Nancy! We'll be in Cape May in few weeks. I'll have to try and scare up some interesting old houses. ;-)

10:50 PM  

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