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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Step-House


This is the painting I did from the photo provided us by the Watercolor Workshop Yahoo Group for the monthly paint-along.  It is a 'step-house' from the east coast.  As you can see, I took many liberties with the original photograph when I drew it - eliminating a lot of the foreground and some trees behind the house.  I also changed the format from vertical to horizontal.  I also took liberty and made all the roofs the same color and added some additional colors into the trees which I also softened a lot.  I still tried to keep the stark morning sunlight as it lights up the house and reflects on the trees.
The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Acquerella cold-pressed watercolor paper with an assortment of various tube watercolors.

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Ooh! Your version is even prettier than the real thing, Barb! I'm itching to see the inside of this home and wishing they would add the red shutters all around!

Donna Pierce-Clark said...

Barb, I love the way you are using the softening technique in your recent paintings. Just a beautiful touch........very pretty painting here!!!

Judy Nussbaum said...

Hi Barb....the Step House painting looks beautiful on this site, you did a wonderful job. Thanks again for your comments on mine. Judy N from WCW