Monday, February 9, 2015


In this painting of an historical meeting house in Manatee Village Historical Park, I was trying to set the feel of the day, which was overcast and rather spooky with the Spanish moss lending its ghostly mood. 

A scene like this does not call for carnival colors.  Grays were the order of the day.  The only relief comes around the bottom of the old building in the form of some warmer colors.

Part of the challenge of painting is to convey a mood to the viewer.  Consider color as one of the most powerful allies in accomplishing that goal.

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