Thursday, February 7, 2008

Painting buildings

Ford Island Cottage
7 x 10 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
I really enjoy the challenge of painting buildings. I drew this one in a very draftsman-like way.
When I picked up my pastels, I wanted the overall feeling to be a bit looser, but retain some of the crispness in the house. I wanted it to contrast with its surroundings in a fairly strong way to show the contrast between what we create and the natural world. I have done other plantation style houses in a much less structured way, and I have enjoyed both methods.

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