Friday, October 22, 2010
Tustin "Storybook House"
oil on canvas panel 9x12 inches
not for sale
It was cloudy skies over Tustin again today. When I started the above painting there was no sunlight except what was diffused through thick clouds. I used colors only from the cool side of my palette. I edited out the hedge because it lacked the organic quality of the rest of the foliage. I started at 11:00 am and took the picture below at 2:30 when I finished, so you can see the sun had started to come out by then. What a charming little "storybook house." Kinda reminds me of pea soup...I could have used some, it was a little chilly! I'd like to come back and paint it again on a sunny day.
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It is a storybook house! You did a wonderful job of editing. Your painting could be in a children's book about a little cottage in the woods.ReplyDelete
I really like the way you painted the foliage, lots different rich shades of color and just suggesting the leaves and flowers with your strokes.
I love this house painting! Your interpretation is wonderful and editing out the hedge was a splendid idea. Before I saw the title I thought "What a great storybook house!" Nice job!ReplyDelete
Darling cottage. It is out of a storybook. Love the greens in the house and how clean the sky is next to the roof.ReplyDelete
Nicely done and I like the way you cropped the structure!ReplyDelete
Hi, Karen! Just wanted to let you know you were my favorite artist at the Tustin Art Walk today, and I really enjoyed looking through your blog just now. I love your style and subjects! And thank you for your encouragement today, that there will be a future season for painting! (I'm the girl with lot of little ones at home). You give me hope!ReplyDelete
What a fairly tale house! You really capture it well, great painting!ReplyDelete
The colors really grab me in this one - the greens and pinks combo. An overcast day can make for great color. Nice.ReplyDelete
Karen, this is a darling painting and you are right the house is a "Pea Soup" house for sure. Love to see your easel set up and the actual house. You did a great job.ReplyDelete
Thank you all so much. Plein air is more difficult for me than still life. Your comments really encourage me. Thank you so, so much!ReplyDelete