Monday, February 25, 2013

WHITE HOUSE ON IMOKOLEE ROAD By Cecelia Lyden

acrylic/canvasboard
11x14
 
I started this painting in plein air. It took me three hours [not including the time to select, photograph the site and set up] just to compose, draw and rough paint in the the main values. I, also, loosely painted in the main colors, but most of this work was completed indoors in front of my computer.
 
This site, the charming home of a Florida resident, is set amongst a huge variety of trees and tropic-like plants, shrubs, crockery and statueary. It was the second  of three plein air opportunities arranged by a Fort Pierce art group for a small fee. 
 
The colors are off a bit n this image-I tried, but I couldn't get them accurate enough-a tad more intense and more blue than in the painting. 
 
 
 
This is a photo of the house from the driveway. The section I painted is around the left side.


4 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

The shadows really ad something
GREAT to this, Cecelia!!!

Julie Riker said...

What a lovely home and yes, the shadow are great. It makes me feel like I am in a cool shady spot on a warm sunny day.

Sharon K Benner said...

Lovely painting, I love the way you simplfied and painted the important parts. Great Job on the composition. Sharon

Michael LeKites said...

This is great! Very nice painting! You can feel the warm air!