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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Friday, May 08, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.508

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene.  The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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.

Last time the only thing left to do was the red SUV out in front. I have now completed that vehicle. The body of the car is still red but now with some thin whitish overpainting. Note the moldings and taillight. The lower molding continues the line of the curb seen to the right of the SUV. Next, I spent some time doing the rear wheel. Finally, the windows are handled with the same blue paint. The painting is now completed.

The current and final state of the painting is seen directly below.

I'll have a new painting to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.507

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene.  The photo I am using is seen directly below.  I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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 have continued to work on the windows on the left side of the building. The tow partially hidden by the tree are now complete, the lower one in shade. The various roofs above are now also complete. To the extreme left, the tree is finished with a gradual darkening from left to right. Above, the chimney has been revised and the sky has been overpainted. Finally, the red car's windows have been given a bit of paint. That car will be the subject of next week's installment.

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, April 24, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.506

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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 finally began to paint the left side of the house. I had intended to paint the tree/foliage seen on that side in the original photo. However, the huge mass of green dominated the painting. So I pruned it all back to the slim cone of green seen in the final photo. It will need to be reshaped with a curve outward toward the base as well as appropriate shadow and highlights. I've also continued the architecture of the structure. The upright shadows above the red car will need to be pruned back a bit as well. Note the windows facing toward the left. Shadow partially covers the upper window while completely darkening the one below. Finally, the upper window to the far left has been started but only as an outline. It and its brother below will be in place for next week.

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, April 17, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.505

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Cape May street scene. The photo I am using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

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.

It's funny how one can spend considerable time on a painting without making more than moderate visual change. Such is my progress for this week. I have spent considerable time revising the area between and just above the 2 cars. Note the new lit area on the side of the steps. It makes for a cascade of light when seen with the lit porch posts above and to the left. The foliage to the left of the steps has contours and brighter color. Below that, the sidewalk, curb and street have all been revised. Lit and shadowed areas now alternate as in the original photo. The shadow below the far car has been revised a bit as well. Above, the porch roof and extreme left post have been revised and simplified. Finally, to the left side of the painting, the lit side of the house has received both yellow and blue paint.

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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