Friday, November 12, 2010

Wet Paint, In The Studio...


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Key West Window Shopping
8x8, Oil/Linen Panel

When painting from a photo reference in the studio, I make an effort to hold onto the same process I use with my plein air pieces. This photo was actually taken on an overcast day, but I wanted the painting to show the brilliant sun light as seen on a typical Key West day. As in plein air, I first established my shadows , keeping my light source in this case, almost directly overhead towards high noon. This kept the front of the Conch cottage in shadow with the sunlight hitting the porch roof and the top of the picket fence. I let the sunlight wash out the sidewalk and pavement, blurring some of the edges with the heat starting to rise. Using the "Sargent Squint" helps me from getting caught up in too much detail while looking at the photo, keeping my rendering to the basics.

4 comments:

r garriott said...

Way to capture the moment, the mood, the warm weather! Makes me feel like I'm there.

Greg Little said...

Thanks, r!

Eden Compton said...

Excellent Greg! Love the way you used that artistic license to change the scene!

Greg Little said...

Thanks Eden! Welcome back!!...