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Jon Bradley
04-13-2015, 04:46 AM
This is an image from the image archive and I thought it would be a great challenge for some tones on a more limited palette, I'd like a grey base paint tube... but i'm having to mix them all (ugh!) A little lazy to go out and get a Payne's. lol

I usually don't start with a grid, but this one proved a little strenuous for just a sight-size transition for me. I went a little heavy on the lines and I'm going to pay for that later :(

I'm pretty inexperienced with water, but hopefully I'll make something happen.

I'll be more settled when the windows, people and birds are in there.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Apr-2015/1966978-cafe11.jpg

cliff.kachinske
04-13-2015, 06:17 AM
Looks like a good start.

I'h having a hard time focusing on the painting, though, because the background is so distracting. Could you crop it out next time?

Jon Bradley
04-13-2015, 06:36 AM
Definitely!

Charlie's Mum
04-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Here y'are John!:)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Apr-2015/30494-j_bradley1.jpg

I like the sense of sunlight already showing here:)

LavenderFrost
04-13-2015, 11:44 AM
Looking good. Yeah, I learned the hard way to watch those grid lines. Now I grid a piece of paper, draw the outline, and transfer with graphite paper.

Dcam
04-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Looking great: check your roof lines for level....all is tilting just a tad down right.
Good luck on this....good start.
Derek

Jon Bradley
04-15-2015, 12:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2015/1966978-cafe_2.jpg

A little update. My image came out ghastly (lol) I don't know where all that red and yellow exposure came from.

Hard learns, lavender! I have some good success with sharpie pens and acrylic covers them up pretty good. . . definitely~ should have taken that or the charcoal route.

I think I corrected some of that tilt, Derek, but I didn't see it til I just read your response! The reference had a slight tilt on the cafe, but i'm sure I exaggerated it :lol:

Thanks everyone!

ArtMarkie
04-18-2015, 10:32 AM
Is this done on some panels? The background looks like it folds. Could you cover that with more paint.

Jon Bradley
04-20-2015, 11:30 PM
Is this done on some panels? The background looks like it folds. Could you cover that with more paint.

It's done on prepped hardboard. Those are little grid lines that have been giving me a pretty big headache! :lol: Next time it's vine char, sharpie or nothin!

I'm getting impatient with finishing this guy, but it's getting close!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2015/1966978-cafeedit2.jpg

TamiP
04-20-2015, 11:36 PM
I like this a lot. At first I felt the 'slant' a lot like others mentioned, but as you built up the background, that slanted feeling went away. Your handling of the water is great.

Jon Bradley
04-21-2015, 12:32 AM
I like this a lot. At first I felt the 'slant' a lot like others mentioned, but as you built up the background, that slanted feeling went away. Your handling of the water is great.

Thank you! I think I can do a couple things to help "settle it" even more, but we'll see!

I sort of have a fear of water, so I thought then I should do some water. (lol)

ColinS
04-21-2015, 01:13 AM
This is coming together very nicely. The water is looking super. It has a good sense of movement without being too 'brushy'.

Jon Bradley
05-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Oh, I forgot to capture a picture of the outcome on this!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2015/1966978-etsycafe1.jpg

I got a little snagged on the fiddly bits, so i just dove in and wrapped it up.

Fun exercise overall!