Friday, May 1, 2009
Here is the image of the SMJ house I posted last week. Thank you for the many helpful responses. I had a lot of time to think about making adjustments to the painting as I drove to and from Astoria this past week. By the time I got home I could hardly wait to work on some improvements.
First I used the atomizer to spray a warm gold mist over the house and tree to the left of the house. I carefully covered the sky and foreground to keep the warmth on the middle ground.
Next I used a slightly tinted white gouache to bring back some of the light to the house and lead the eye across the house from side to side.
Then I worked on the foreground adding darks in a cool blue wash to add interest and make the two corners different in size and shape. I added some marks to those shapes and then used line to create the branches and twigs coming out of the brush toward the house.
What I hope the changes did was create more unity in the painting, more interest and better design elements.
My favorite part? the Asian look to the bay window on the right. Does anyone else see it?
Proud Lady 22 X 18
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