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12-13-2002, 03:26 PM
This painting was inspired purely by design. This house with attached barn struck me as pure, raw design. I made the door red and cleaned up some distractions, but really the subject was very nice as found. It's in Bethal, Maine,
12-13-2002, 03:27 PM
this is 8x10 oil-the image is bad, sorry-some details are lost.
12-13-2002, 08:33 PM
Yes, that is very nice. Could you elaborate on your thought process here as you composed this?
12-13-2002, 10:05 PM
One of the things I spent some time with was how the design fit into the format. I didn't want lines going into the corners for example. I drew the whole painting out in a cartoon (paper drawing to size) so I could check and correct the vanishing points and move windows and lines here and there to hopefully improve the design. I wanted the red door to be the focal point. It was really just grey. I thought along time about shapes or rather felt about shapes. I work to defeat redundancies of shapes or annoying, boring areas. I wanted this white house in shadow to be as rich in color as I could make it. The sky as the light source was very intense lemon yellow. All other colors were muted at least slightly.
12-14-2002, 05:57 PM
Thank you Tim. I think this is really brilliant, and as you say there is no redundancy. Cover up one of the shapes and something is lost.
12-14-2002, 06:07 PM
I think that's a good catch-good point...essential elements Sargents' Boit Daughters has that...
remove one and it falls apart.
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