Friday, July 18, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.466

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 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've spent considerable time revising the structure, much of that realigning the left side. I realized that the rooflines of the turret and left-facing gable were not in line. I have adjusted both elements a bit to get things right. They now stand together in line. While I was on that side, I revised the chimney with a highlighted section in a pinkish color. The highlights on the left side of the building were also overpainted and are now a bit brighter. Above, I've started to overpaint the roof but this will require some additional work. The small gable in the turret has been given some detail and the shadows revised. These will also require more work. The second story windows of the turret have been respaced. Finally, the front steps have been started but will also need more work.

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

I'll have a more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.465

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 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 has been a significant change since last week, done with only one color. Okay, two if you count the white. I have attempted to move along the shadowed surfaces of the structure. What was previously only a thin wash of blue paint is now a solid shadow, stretching from the right side to the turreted section. Punctuating the surface are the windows, now captured in a darker shade of the same blue color. In doing all of this, I have also attempted to cover most of the remaining white sections of canvas.

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

I'll have a more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.464

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 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.

Starting at the top, I have given the roof some attention in the form of a layer of gray paint. Note that shadows remain in the prior blue beneath and to the right of the dormer window on the turret. The chimney has received similar treatment. To the far rear, I have added paint to the distant Hudson highlands. Note that the uppermost areas are brighter with darker shadowed areas closer to the base area. To the right, the structure of the porches has been laid out in blue. Out front, the lawn has received a layer of green paint.

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

I'll have a 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 27, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.463

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 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 wanted to delineate the lit/shadowed areas on the siding. To the shadowed areas I've added a thin blue paint. The lit areas received a pale yellow shade. Seeing the result, I believe that the light pattern in the photo will work well on the canvas. Note that the lit siding will be joined by lit areas on the roof and chimney in a future installment. I've also darkened the roof, chimney and hill to the far left rear. Finally, I've added some paint to the sky.

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

I'll have a 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 20, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.462

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 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 continued to add thin layers of paint to the various elements of the scene. Blue delineates the windows and roof. Watery blue has been added in the front door area in anticipation of the shadow that will eventually fill that spot. I've also added to the existing green and began the distant hill on the left side. Above, the sky has been given another layer of paint in a lighter shade of blue.

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

I'll have a 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 13, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.461

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 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 to apply paint to the various components of the image. These are all watery preliminary layers. These help with definition and will all have subsequent refining layers added. The lawn appears in watery green, the sky in a too dark blue. Some very thin browns have been added to the house itself. Not as much progress as I would have liked but it's a start.

The current and final state of the painting is seen in the photo 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 06, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.460

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 gallery-wrapped canvas.

The photo is one that I took on a recent trip to Cold Spring, New York. Cold Spring is an old river town in New York's Hudson Valley, just a few miles north of where I live. It is loaded with old homes and has become a destination for visitors from NYC, about an hour south by train. There are restaurants and a number of antique shops. One can walk through the old tunnel going under the train tracks on the way down to the Hudson River. This is a grand old Victorian standing right where I parked the car that day. It is a perfect subject. Note that the hill to the far right rear is actually part of the Hudson Highlands on the other side of the river.

I began with a grid and completed a sketch of the house. Both can be seen in the photo. The ochre paint at the edges is a preemptive coating on the very edge of the canvas, a part that I always seem to leave partially white.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo 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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