Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Red Door

"The Red Door"
9x12 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through eBay Gallery/Auction

Painted in 2010, this painting was done as a challenge (although I don't remember which one). I loved how the house was surrounded by the greenery, and of course, I loved all that green! 

I tried to vary the greens quite a bit, with some more yellow, more with a blue hue, and still some with a red hue mixed in. Because in nature, all the greens do vary. 

The original photograph showed the door with a green window frame & door, but I felt that would be lost amongst the foliage greens surrounding the building. So I switched to a red - the compliment of green - and it helps to make it pop. I added some of the red to the foreground items as well to the trees up top. 

Lastly, I painted in the shadows. This is another one of my favorites!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a delightful little place! Oh to be nestled amongst the trees like this!


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