September 19, 2012

New Kentlands and Old Peirce Mill, revisited in the studio

I just started working on this painting of a house in Kentlands today. The facade of the house is in shade, so the main idea is the bright back light and intense shadow.  It's hard not to get caught up in the house details, which should really be barely seen.  I changed the color of the house to a cooler blue (below) to have it work better in the painting, still not quite there.

The small Peirce Mill painting was started this spring -- a decent composition that moves you past the Mill to the building beyond.  The color, though, seemed dull.   The larger version is the update of the same painting. I still have a way to go balancing the addition of more interesting color with the way it reads in the painting.

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