Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This is the completed painting. The biggest change was to loosen up my rendering of the driveway, to make the edges uneven and not the very linear way I had first done them. This is a Christmas gift that was commissioned, I hope they like it!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Now that the painting is laid in with tonal values I can begin to add local color, always looking for shapes rather than thinking "that's a window". Making decisions as what to eliminate, what to emphasize, using the photo only as reference. I want the viewer to feel what its like to go down that long driveway and end up at the house on the water.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Here is the beginning of my rendition of the home. I chose a linen canvas that measures 12x24 as I wanted there to be some space to show the water to the right of the house. Narragansett Bay looking across to Newport.This is the stage that's really about the composition and establishing the values of the painting.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
These images are my reference for a house painting I'm doing for a Christmas gift. The original house was designed and built by Mason Remy for his sister Mary. Still in the family and sporting a beautiful new garage and great room above. Will be posting the painting as it has progressed, step by step.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This one was done in the parking lot of the Newport Art Museum, very accessible as we had to "go no further", but the subject matter of the cars was not that predictable. To me it was about making a good painting out of a subject that wasn't particularly pretty or inspiring.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This painting was a challenge, as I kept wanting to increase color saturation, rather than struggle with value. Would like to revisit the same site, in the museum parking lot, facing east. Every time I back to a previous painting location, I see it through entirely new eyes. How that phenomenon occurs is quite beyond me.