Friday, May 28, 2010

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.251

Hello again painting fans.

This week I'll be with the Cape May Second Empire house seen directly below. I'm painting the house from a slightly different angle showing just a bit more of the left side.

I will be using my usual acrylics on a 6 by 6 inch gallery-style canvas.(This is a thicker canvas similar to the one used in the Hudson river scene.)

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.

Upon starting this piece, I believed that all of the small details would be included. I have changed my intentions as this painting has progressed. What I found (or what found me) was that a shadowed house with less in the way of detail would make for a more interesting painting. I have begun the process of delineating those shadows. They follow the vertical planes of the house. It is this house's geometry, highlighted by the vertical shadows, that provides the true interest here. The details are really secondary to the form. The focus on geometry will be further focused by a simplified pallette of colors.

Note that the shadow areas of the covered porches will have more variation in the final painting.

Seen in the photo directly below is the current state of the painting.

That's about it for now. Next week I'll have more progress 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.



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