Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blushing Victorian



10 X 8 inch oil painting on linen panel.

This is from the DSFDF bi-weekly painting challenge.

Architecture is always daunting. One wrong angle and the eye can immediately tell that it’s just not right.

It took me a while to start this one. I wiped off my sketch 3 times before I was happy with it. Once the perspective was in check, it was time to play. It looked like a mess until I put the finishing details in. For me, that’s the best part because each stroke really counts at that point.

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18 comments:

Sheila said...

wow... I love your bold strokes and confident rendering of a San Francisco Treat!

Avocaken said...

Hi. I like your version of the DSFDF victorian house and your description of how it came together. I was fine with my painting until the dad-gum tree in the center then the stupid fence! aaaaarrrghhh. Rather than fussing with it, I posted it. I too wouldn't have picked a house but then Karin pushes us, doesn't she?

Ken Barclay

Ana Tirolese said...

Wonderful painting. I really like it a lot. I have to go look at everyone's contributions but I have a feeling yours will remain in my top three favourites.

Dean H. said...

Very painterly! Good thick paint and bold strokes...you have applied it very well to an architectural subject. No easy task.

dominique eichi said...

Your talent shines, very nice piece.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Very nice Kim. You worked everything out very well and your finishing touches are wonderful.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Kim, very lively, lovely brushstrokes...well done.

Thanks for the offer to join you and Dori. Plein air scares the heck out of me, but I will do it...someday.

Karen said...

You are so right about the perspective issue! Yours here look perfect...nothing to catch the eye. And beautiful brushstrokes!

Anne Marie Propst said...

GEORGEOUS! Really good job.

Rick said...

Very nice Vandie! Excellent, as a matter of fact. Your skills are continuing the grow. The Force is with you.

Vern Schwarz said...

Really good job Kim, your extra attempts at rendering paid off.
Great brush strokes and colour choices.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Beautiful work, Kim, you have such a light touch! Are there any good plein air events or workshops in OC? We moved from Laguna Hills to Dallas 8 years ago and I am dying to come back for an art escape/ visit...

Jacki Newell said...

Kim, you make this house look easy! It sounds like it was a struggle for you too, but it came out great. Good job. Thanks for the encouraging words on my post. I really hated it until i started playing around with the pallette knife.

Erika Jean said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
You have some amazing artwork here!!! I love this one.

rachelsstudio.com said...

There's something sweet about your painting of this Victorian - I love your brushwork!

Theresa Rankin said...

Wonderful job and great brushwork!!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You did a really nice job on this and it is not an easy subject! I took one look at the photo and decided to sit out this week. This painting sings.

r garriott said...

Nice job on the 'blushing' pink of the fascade. The color palette you've employed really describes the cool misty atmosphere of San Francisco.