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Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with painting of the Cold Spring, New York house.  The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x8 gallery-wrapped canvas.

 When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

There has been a significant change since last week, done with only one color.  Okay, two if you count the white.  I have attempted to move along the shadowed surfaces of the structure.  What was previously only a thin wash of blue paint is now a solid shadow, stretching from the right side to the turreted section.  Punctuating the surface are the windows, now captured in a darker shade of the same blue color.  In doing all of this, I have also attempted to cover most of the remaining white sections of canvas.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have a more progress to show you next week.  See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Originally posted to ArtKos-Kossack Artists on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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  •  Paint me... (13+ / 0-)

    ...a picture of your thoughts.

    I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

    by boran2 on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 05:04:12 PM PDT

  •  Good morning! Very nice here, sun & clouds. (8+ / 0-)

    Once again, I'm struck by how well you simplify the shadow/highlight pattern to get at the core of the picture, rather than noodling over the details. Coming along very nicely; it's good a real Edward Hopper feel about it.

    This week I finished probably the first plein air painting I'm really happy with. My wife loves to go kayaking on the local lakes, but I'm not a water person at all. So last Sunday we went to Canadice, a 'forever wild' small Finger Lake that is completely undeveloped as it's part of Rochester's water source. My wife paddled around the lake for 2 hours while I painted on the shore, starting about 11 am. I focused on a handsome tree right foreground that was just catching some sun beams filtering through the higher trees out of the scene to the right. A few splashes of sunlight hit the gravel shingle and on into the water, where the green tree reflections contrasted with the blue reflected sky. It's oil paint on an 11 x 14" linen panel.

    I was almost happy with it when I ran out of steam on site after 2 hours, but another 45 minutes of fine tuning at home brought it together. Now it really feels like a sunny summer day on the shore of a small lake:
    Canadice shore and tree 1

  •  Thanks very much! (3+ / 0-)
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    Ralphdog, Olkate, Temmoku

    I am attempting to avoid the high level of detail that sometimes just seems to happen.  I have to sometimes relearn to see the big picture.

    Very nice plein air piece!  I especially like the shadows on the water.  That's got to be difficult to get just right.  The light on the tree and shore is very nicely restrained.  Well done.

    I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

    by boran2 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 06:24:38 AM PDT

    •  Thank you. It's true what they say about water: (4+ / 0-)
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      boran2, Olkate, Temmoku, myboo

      you just paint what you see, rather than what you think it's supposed to look like, and it tends to work out.

      The biggest problem for me is usually that I paint so slowly the lighting changes out of all recognition from what initially attracted me to the scene while I'm working on it. In this case because it was nearly noon the lighting was pretty stable for the whole 2 hours; it changes a lot faster early or late in the day. I also took a cell phone snapshot to freeze the shadow/sunlight pattern rather than 'chasing the light' and constantly altering my goal.

  •  Gotta run out for a bit! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    Temmoku, jlms qkw

    I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

    by boran2 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 06:46:07 AM PDT

  •  Looking very nice.... (4+ / 0-)
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    myboo, jlms qkw, Ralphdog, boran2

    As usual.

    Love all the art work on this page...will check back later to see more stuff.

    Found out why my vision is going....scar tissue over the retina so i will need another operation....darn.

    Character is what you are in the dark. Emilio Lizardo in Buckaroo Bonzai

    by Temmoku on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 07:26:15 AM PDT

    •  Condolences. (1+ / 0-)
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      Having our vision head south is one of the most frustrating things about aging for me. I used to be an avid bird watcher and went to Derby Hill almost every year to check out the hawk migration, but about 15 years back I had a retinal tear with an associated cloud of floaters. Now every time I turn my head I see a flock of birds...oh, wait. It's just my floaters. Dang it.

      I had another tear last year with even more floaters since. Hasn't gotten in the way of painting too much yet, but I have to shake my head now and then to clear some the floaters away from my central vision when I'm going for details.

      Aging sucks.  

    •  Sorry to hear that. (0+ / 0-)

      I hope that all goes well with treatment.  

      I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

      by boran2 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 09:41:49 AM PDT

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