Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday Painting Palooza Volume 271

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the turreted Cape May house. I'll be using the photo seen directly below.

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 now applied paint to each of the major elements of the painting. I now have a dilemma. In the past, I've often painted shadows in shades of blue, as seen here on the left side of the structure. However, in one of my older paintings, I used various shades of gray with white for the highlights. The shadows were the deepest of the grays. Such an approach would be more consistent with the photo but I do like the blue shadows seen here. I'll have to think about this for a bit. You'll be able to see the result next week. In the meantime, the current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

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.



Blogger Nancy P said...

Hey, b! It occurs to me that you're making a historical record of architecture in the area.

Is this the plainest one--color wise--that you've done for a while? I'll be interested to see how you interpret it. I have loved your vivid colors recently.

10:24 AM  
Blogger boran2 said...

Hi Nancy! I've never thought of it that way. Maybe they will prove useful someday as I've avoided the better known houses in favor of more obscure examples.

This is a rather stark example. But I'll add some color in the shadows.

9:57 PM  
Blogger FARfetched said...

I think you should use the blue shadows, or whatever color you like. You're not trying to completely reproduce a photo, after all. That's a very tiny example of "artistic license." ;-)

10:08 PM  
Blogger boran2 said...

Thanks Far. That's how I'm leaning.

9:08 PM  

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