Friday, April 17, 2015

1551 Latimer's Shack

This was actually quite a nice building in its time before it was vandalized and filled with garbage. I was painting with a plein air painter friend and I wanted to do almost exactly the same scene so that we could discuss the painting strategy - the sequence of brush strokes given the drying time of the particular colour of oil and the guidelines of dark to light and cold to warm and back to front and top to bottom... All of these rules are meant to be bent. We bent them all. My friend had a very strong composition and did a great job. The plein air conditions were much more pleasant than in the morning.

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