Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Castle painting update - blocking in the hills



Well, the stone layers can go home and it's time for the roofers to come in! I finally have all the walls blocked in and I've got a good base for the trees to the left of the castle. I have to wait for it to dry and then refine a little bit, but not too much, as I've got a good sense of distance started. I will finish all the greenery, the balconies and the roof before adding the sky. It's an overcast day, so it will be gray, I intend to pick up colors from the painting and incorporate them into the grays. The rooftops will be darker than you are seeing on the coach house right now, but I needed to start with a lighter value for glazing purposes. I got a little bogged down by the sheer massive undertaking of all those walls, but now I'm starting to get excited again. Imagine...I'm creating an event that never was! And yet in the making of it, it is somehow now a reality (well, almost)...how cool is that??? :D


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4 comments:

  1. I love the detail you are getting with this painting. It is like being taken bck in time and going forward at the same time.

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  2. That's a good comment, Linda...that means that it fits the theme of the show as I'd hoped. Thanks!

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