"Don't be afraid to make the viewer question what you have done (thus catching his interest)."
--Phil Metzer author of The Art of Perspective.
More about perspective in future posts as the today's topic is a finally-finished small painting that began as a plein air work. We set up next to the very popular Greenway near Black Dog Salvage. While I am accustomed to having people stop and ask questions, I was simply not able to talk to the many, many people who stopped by my easel that day AND paint.
House on the Hill
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on paper
6 x 6 inches
The only task I accomplished that day was to draw in the house. As is typical for this area the foundation of the house is quite visible due to the steep slope. This foundation proved to be an excellent opportunity to repeat the roof color and create a nice contrast with the pthalo blue in the foliage.
(An indoor set-up using the palette sheet from that day and
paint from of my plein air box to complete the painting.)
After considering the almost-finished painting, it still needed some more exciting shadow colors in the house. And this is where I added pthalo blue to the porch and roofline. Any questions?
Thanks for keeping up with my blog and the challenge.