Friday, June 26, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.515

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the brick Victorian house. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I had limited time to paint this past week. As such, I concentrated my efforts in two places. Starting at the top, I realized that the roof need to mirror the lighting seen in the photo. The bright roof was wrong and inconsistent with the lighting of the remainder of the house. I proceeded to paint the areas shaded in the photo in the same blue color seen elsewhere on the house. It provides both a unity and consistency to the structure. Secondly, I needed to change the wall seen directly to the right of the porch. I painted it the same orange as the other sections of wall. It is now appropriate and consistent.

The current state of the painting is seen 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, June 19, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.514

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the brick Victorian house. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

There are several changes for this week's installment. Starting at the bottom of the house, the base of the porch is now darker with an additional layer of paint. I've also started the front steps. I'm attempting to keep the same number of steps as in the photo. Both of these elements will need additional work. Above, the porch roof is now seen in lit and shadowed segments. To the left and above, the windows have been painted. Note the repainted eaves of the upper left side. The lines did not match properly in the previous version. Finally, the circle and bay windows have been painted with additional attention to the bay roof.

The current state of the painting is seen 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, June 12, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.513

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the brick Victorian house. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I started this week's installment by completing the blue shadowed areas of the house. All of those now appear in a deep blue. The orange has gotten some attention as well. Above, the sky has received another layer of paint. The pencil lines of the grid are mostly gone. Below, the lawn now appears in a darker green.

The current state of the painting is seen 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, June 05, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.512

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the brick Victorian house. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

For this week' s installment I have continued to paint the lit and shadowed areas of the house. Dark shadow now falls on the front-facing gable to the left, turret, porch and under the various eaves. Butting up against the blue is the deep orange of the brick. Yes, I have taken the brick of the original photo and gone off in a different direction. I really do like the contrast of the colors and will maintain the nice contrast throughout this process. The roof and foundation will also keep their present color.

The current state of the painting is seen 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, May 29, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.511

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the brick Victorian house. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

Having already painted the large shadowed areas of the house, I began to paint the lit areas. I'm again using brighter than normal colors as I did in the last painting. The body of the house will be an orange color, a mixture of brown and ochre. It provides a highly brightened version of the brick seen in the original photo. As to the roof and foundation, I've gone my own way with a light brownish color. These colors seen to play well with the blue shadowed areas.

The current state of the painting is seen 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, May 22, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.510

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the brick Victorian house. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I began by painting a rough sky and foreground in appropriate colors. Then I started to paint the shadows of the house. I'm going to do this one as I did the last, painting broad areas of light and shadow and then overpainting a more detailed layer. Next week I'll hopefully have that initial layer completed.

The current state of the painting is seen 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, May 15, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.509

Hello again painting fans.

This week starting an entirely new painting. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

The photo shows a huge old brick Victorian house across the street from the Hudson Valley courthouse where I spend much of my working day. Amazingly, the house continues for some distance to the rear. Going around to the right would reveal a considerable facade that rivals what is seen here, only with far less brick. It will make for a nice subject. I will be using bright colors again. I really liked how the prior brightly colored painting looked and am ready to see what can be done here.

I started with a grid on the photo which was then transferred to the canvas. Then, using the grid as a guide, I drew the house on the canvas. I've even added a bit of blue paint.

The current state of the painting is seen 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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