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10-09-2013, 10:45 AM

I did this from a photo..I'm thinking darker foliage? Might set the house off more, it's actually my house from my backyard.
I learned a lot about values painting this one.
All CC welcome!


10-09-2013, 11:35 AM
Nice so far, John. I think you can take your values even darker, you can exaggerate what you actually see for effect. And yes a bit more colour in the foliage would go well.

10-09-2013, 03:14 PM
More color in the foliage for sure and darker shadows will define the house better. Nice job so far.

10-09-2013, 03:44 PM
Thanks it's in the WIP stage and knowing watercolor the darks will make the house pop. The shadows took the longest to paint.

10-10-2013, 06:11 AM
Nice so far. Good composition!

10-10-2013, 12:13 PM

I had to walk away, it's hard for me to know when to stop.I got the values as dark as I could and that seems to set the house off more. Just a simple study on how light might be portrayed. I'm going to get busy painting value studies so I don't waste time on the parts that are hard for me. I ended up deciding to add some lost forms on the dark pieces, I think it helped unify the painting.
Anyway thanks for having a look..CC always welcome.


10-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Yes, this is a very nice finish, John. Good for you, working on studies, best way to learn.

10-11-2013, 07:48 PM
An interesting view of your home.... I like the darker values you used with the light on the house. An interesting picture.