Monday, May 19, 2014
This painting was designed as a lesson in composition using elements from separate photos and combining them into a unified composition. The truck is from a picture my brother took at a winery in the Napa Valley (it wasn't blue - it was rusty!) The building is from a photo my friend Patricia took in the country outside of Wapakoneta, Ohio. The colors/atmosphere of the painting come from another picture I saw on the internet. I liked the yellows and violets in the sky contrasted with the blue truck and the purples in the building, combined with the bright greens intensified by the setting sun. I want my painting students to see how different elements can successfully be used in one painting.
The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Acquarello cold-pressed watercolor paper with mostly Holbein watercolors.