Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.502

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've actually painted over many of the various elements. Paint has been added to the various roofs, cars, foliage and the siding of both houses. Yes, I've decided to continue down the road of bright colors. This will be a bit of an experiment but I have a feeling it will work out well. Continuing with the fairly bright blue, I've added to the shaded front of the main structure. Note the porch posts and window trim. The siding is the same blue as the trim but with a bit of white added. I can't wait to finish the attic window up above. That is for next week.

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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.501

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.

Out in front, both cars have received some paint. The far car has been painted a nice blue. The closer one has had the same blue applied to its windows. Behind them, the initial layer of green has been painted on what will be the foliage adjacent to the front steps. Below, the street has received some additional paint. Then there's the house. It has received some blue paint to simulate shadow. This will need adjustment before this is done. Up on top, the chimney has received a similar treatment.

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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Friday, March 13, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.500 Blogiversary

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.

This has been a busy week leaving little time for painting. For SPP number 500 I would have liked something more momentous but at least the initial layer of paint is now complete. (Note especially the front steps.) I've finished the roadmap of things to come. It gives an indication what this painting will look like in a few weeks. Now I can start painting with some detail. That will be for next week's cycle.

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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Friday, March 06, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.499

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 started adding some paint to the grid-assisted pencil sketch. At this stage I'm just adding basic colors to the various elements. This will give me an idea how things will eventually look and act as a road map for my progress. Note that the red is the same for the SUV and house to the rear. I may change that but maybe not. It's a good start.

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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Friday, February 27, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.498

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting an entirely new painting. Seen below is my own photo of Victorian house that I took this past October. It is of a type seen in many places across America. I intend to paint it and include the 2 cars as well. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8 by 8 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

I started with a pencil grid on both the canvas and a print of the photograph. Then I made a sketch on the canvas using the grid as a reference point. In doing this, I was able to make a fairly faithful sketch of the photo. Note both the sketch and grid in the photo seen directly below. (Next week some actual 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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Friday, February 20, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.497

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Boeing C-97 in my extended detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I will be using the photo seen directly below.

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've finally painted in the sky. It remains a blue similar to the prior color but the pencil grid is now finally gone. Going down to the left side wing, I've repainted the engine intake highlights. They now appear less of a bright white. Below the wing, I've narrowed the shadow. The prior version was a bit too wide. Finally, the fuselage shadow and surrounding areas have been lightly repainted. The previous version of the fueselage shadow had too much of a pattern to it.

The current and final state of the painting is seen in the photo 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, February 13, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.496

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Boeing C-97 in my extended detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I will be using the photo seen directly below.

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'll start at the bottom. The shadow and surrounding ground have both been heavily revised. I've had to create a shadow that might be appropriate as the photo offered only a shaded foreground. I've also lightened those colors a bit. The front landing gear has been revised as well. Note that the base is flattened to suggest that the plane has been sitting in place for some time. Above, both engines a propellers have been repainted. The propeller to the right has been reshaped for accuracy. Finally, blue hills have been added to the far rear. I'll be finished for next week's installment.

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.