Wednesday, May 20, 2015

White Picket Fence


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This is a little scene from around my town (Eugene). The fence actually turned out JUST how I wanted it. The approach I took was to paint it as a solid object, really paying attention to the various "whites," like how it gets bluer as it goes around the corner, and gets darker at the bottom-left. And then I cut in around it with the greens, and then put on the little highlights right at the end.

9 comments:

juli said...

Wow. Love this!

Rachel said...

Your paintings are so gorgeous and full of life! Love your tip with painting the fence as a block first. Thanks!

Sue Marrazzo said...

very NICE!

Susan Liles said...

Love this painting. Wonderful shadows, colors, and composition! I can feel the atmosphere.

Unknown said...

The "how-tos" are so helpful. Thanks always Carol. -- from a former student

Alicia Tredway said...

That is one fine fence!! I've had my share of trouble with aforementioned and the beauty and simplicity of yours with the helpful commentary is much appreciated.

Barbara Pask said...

Oh love this, the fence is wonderful and that pink reflected light is just yummy.

Caroline Greene said...

Your descriptions are so helpful and interesting, Carol. It's amazing how you don't get lost when painting as one block area and then cutting in, but I guess that comes down to hundreds of hours of practice! Bright, clear and fresh.

thatcatgirl said...

Very clever how you did the fence. It seems obvious, but I don't think I would thought to do it that way.