Tuesday, September 20, 2016
While looking for something to paint yesterday, I found a photo I had taken in a historic village in Carthage, Missouri. Since I'm in Maine, I decided to move it to the coast! I also added some buildings that surrounded the main dockside shack.
When faced with beginning the painting, I decided that color would play the starring role. The original building was very colorful, so I decided to exaggerate the rest of the colors as well. I surrounded the outside shacks with warm, soft-edged colors to contrast with the cool, harder edged values of the middle building.
Glazing played a big part in creating the colorful effects. Some glazing was direct, painted wet-into-wet, while other colors were super-imposed on early washes after they had dried.
It was a lot to think about!
Posted by Carol Jessen at Tuesday, September 20, 2016