Tuesday, August 12, 2008

some darks


The darks do help make the light on the building brighter; some changes to the composition would help too--that bottom branch is a little clunky! And I think I'd like to see more of the fromt of the building and less of the shadow side.
Ah well. I think I'll flip through some Fairfield Porter books before trying this subject again.
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9 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Very atmospheric! It really tells a story. But I'm too tired to listen right now. I'll come back after a good night's sleep.

Cathy Gatland said...

Great to see how this developed - it is cool and shady, but makes that bit of sunlit wall glow!

A Brush with Color said...

It's interesting to hear how you analyze what you'd have done differently--but I love it! I think it's beautiful.

Sandy said...

Wow, what an amazing blog, you have quite a way with color! and thanks for commenting on my little blog.

Sandy said...

Wow, what an amazing blog, you have quite a way with color! and thanks for commenting on my little blog.

shicat said...

I love this! The building ha such subtle color. Actually, I loved this from the first wash.

Ruth said...

I love this one too, Laura!

Mineke Reinders said...

That bottom branch that you think is clunky really helps to frame the view. I like the effect of glimpsing the house through the branches, it's much more interesting this way. Also, the blue in the tree trunk ties it together beautifully.

Dana Jones said...

I had recently seen and talked to another watercolor artist and he uses a lot of darks to get the bright pop of light that makes his work so wonderful.

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