Sunday, August 7, 2011

At The Window - SOLD

I did a bit of experimenting with this painting for the DPW challenge (last weeks) called The Black & White to Color challenge. A b/w photo was posted and we were to paint the image in color, maintaining the value changes as seen in the b/w.

What I did with this was to paint the image twice, on the same canvas, as a form of underpainting. Using only Cad Orange and Burnt Umber, I painted the entire image with broad strokes, following the b/w for darks, mids & lights.

Next I painted the areas with color (after deciding the color palette I wanted to use), and I allowed the orange & browns to show through in various areas - such as the blue backdrop and the glass bottle.

It was an interesting exercise and gave me some unique insight into color & value. Much thanks to Belinda Del Pesco, the originator of the challenge, for a chance to experiment & to learn more.

6 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

There is just something about brown wooden framed windows...My new favorite here, Nancie! It is stunning!

Angela said...

This one is special. So much light so much depth. Love the shade pull.

padmaja said...

Needless to say, your experiment to paint twice has given it a lot of depth,, I loved the way you have used burnt sienna.. I think it has given the painting a period look.

Helen H Trachy said...

Nicely done!! A sweet magical moment!

NMG's art said...

You have really been busy and this is one more great piece.

David Larson Evans said...

Nicely done ,lovely.

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