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cinnamon girl
04-22-2003, 04:22 PM
Decided to find a warm sunny spot in the yard last week and just paint what I saw instead of looking for inspiration. This is one of very few plein aire paintings I've ever done. Not my favorite! I just liked the strong shadows. Comments welcome!

painted on a new pad of Aquarelle (cold press 140#)9x12

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2003/10906-back_door.jpg

this is a little bit darker than the original

Uschi
04-22-2003, 04:37 PM
Not overly scenic HA! but painted beautifully!!!!
Uschi

Annetta
04-22-2003, 04:55 PM
Jessica, wonderful job on the bricks and the way you captured the warm/bright light on the wall. Shadows look good too!!! :clap: :clap:

That "inspiration" can be very elusive at times can't it? :rolleyes:

CharM
04-22-2003, 04:55 PM
I like its' simplicity. Shadows are good. Brickwork is good. Siding is good. Painting is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

M.A.
04-22-2003, 05:46 PM
Lovely painting. Excellent shadows and values.

Fagan
04-22-2003, 05:50 PM
I like the simplicity of the scene also...it brings the contrasts out.

Yorky
04-22-2003, 06:44 PM
Ooo Jessica! All those lovely bricks!

Very well painted, well observed.

Doug - (the brick man)

Little Old Lady
04-22-2003, 08:56 PM
Lovley painting. Those bricks would have driven me crazy. I think the perspective ofn the steps is a little off.
JoAnn

ripvanblair
04-22-2003, 09:04 PM
Brilliant, this is nice great attention to detail------well done-------------Alan

Strawberry Wine
04-22-2003, 09:19 PM
Jessica: What a wonderful painting. It really has provided me with food for thought. I look through photos, wander about looking for something very inspiratinal to photograph or sketch. And all along it could be staring me right in the face. Thanks for the eye - opener.


Gail

cinnamon girl
04-23-2003, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the compliment "Brick Man!" :p
Gail, glad I could inspire you!

JoAnn, you're absolutely right about the steps. I had a lot of trouble with them. From my viewpoint lying on the ground, I couldn't see the top of the steps, but I COULD see the sides, so it made the drawing really difficult.