I'm really happy with this little painting. It turned out pretty much as I had envisioned and with some surprises too. The distant trees worked out much to my liking with only a few brush strokes, and I was pleased with myself for not being a "helicopter mom": I left them alone. To add that spot of blue or not was a question. I'm glad I did. I think it works well as something undefined, as sort of an anchor of color to lead the eye to-and-from the other bits of blue areas. The muted-and-not-so-blue sky is not my usual thing and I surprised myself again for not messing with (most of) it once it was down. Love these kinds of rutted roads too.
"Red Shed" is for sale: https://www.etsy.com/listing/279997634
|RED SHED, 5X7" oil painting on prepared hardwood panel by puci|
While cruising "the great State of Maine", I saw many scenes that reminded me of the painter Edward Hopper. I thought I might find a scene such as "Early Sunday Morning" and paint something similar... Then I found this red shed. (My husband Dave & I sometimes say to each other "we could live in that" when coming upon a structure with possibilities.) Wouldn't it be great if everyone had their own safe dwelling place to call home? --even if just a simple red shed.
|Google Street View, Harrington Maine USA|
I'm traveling with The Virtual Paintout group again, and this month we're meeting in the State of Maine, USA and specifically along a certain stretch of Route 1 and all locations in Maine south of that stretch. Here's a direct link to the spot I've decided to paint: https://goo.gl/maps/3X6vs5R6qrN2
|Google Maps, Maine USA|