Auberge du Tresor

Auberge du Tresor
16"x12"
Acrylic

Well finally I am going to call it done,  unless someone has some suggestion for improvement.  I am pretty happy with this as I said before as I think I caught the essence without trying to put in all the details (something that is a challenge for me).  I put up the original reference photo - how do you think I did at capturing the scene.  I always love your feedback as it usually makes me stop and think.

I always do a bit more studying when I am working on challenges and some of interesting the things I came across is that you should try to work in a series.  So I am going to give that a try and have selected a couple more of my photos from our Canadian trips that I am going to try to paint.  I want to go ahead and try to stay in this looser style and definitely experiment with the underpainting colors.  Again I came across some pastel advice where you should put 3 different yellows and blues as the block in colors.   I do like Will Kemp's idea though of putting colors in on different layers.  Start with the darkest, add whites, do blues and greens, then reds - at least that is how I remember it - better relook at the videos again.

So yes I am getting twitchy about doing a pastel as well.  I got my iridescent colors that I am just going to have to try.  But I also want to do a better portrait of Avery - but I am vacillating  of doing her in pastel or acrylic, so ... not sure what subject I'll pick, maybe another horse??

Thanks much for stopping by, Happy October - remember the holidays are just a few weeks off.  Scary, I know.

Comments

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for checking Caroline. Unfortunately I have no pics from your beautiful part of Canada, only Quebec City and Montreal.

      Delete
  2. A remarkable Painting - well done Nelvia! I like that you got the horse to be less silhouetted and subdued the background a bit so that the horse and buggy are the focal point. super piece!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks much Val. Glad,that you tied the little changes that I think make it a stronger piece. Tried to use the golden mean, and while neither horse and buggy are directly on intersection the shape is and I think reads well. I ended up adding noise in the street and strengthening the light behind the horse and think that solved my corner issue as eye is pulled to horse and carriage. Since that is what you saw it must have worked.

      Delete
  3. This is finished SO beautifully Nelvia...definitely a favorite!!❤️❤️❤️

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh thank you Hilda, you know that was what I was going for, finished but not overworked. Hope you don't get effects from the hurricane

      Delete
  4. It's an amazing work Nelvia, and I agree with Hilda, a definite favorite !

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is beautiful Nelvia. I like your painting so much better than the reference photo.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment