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Monday, July 5, 2010

# 12 Windows

I love windows and doors, especially old ones. This is from a picture I took last year on a visit to Portugal. I have painted a small version in colour, but thought I would try a monotone. I have not done a monotone before. It was fun to do, especially as I had to think through the values and tones and have certainly learnt something new. I have used Burnt Umber (one of my most favourite colours) to try and get the oldness of the building! Maybe I should have used handmade paper, as the texture may have added to the paintings! Next time! Comments will be appreciated.

4 comments:

Teri C said...

This is a very appealing composition and the use of one color makes it very interesting. I like the leaves framing the doors too.

You make me want to see your color version.

Kelly said...

...it's beautiful. Before I read your description, I looked at the drawing and immediately felt the age and warmth of the building (so your choice of color/monotone worked for me).

Elva Paulson said...

The burnt sienna gives it a lovely antique feel ... and the composition is wonderful. I can't help but wonder what is on the other side of the wall. Very nice!

Brinda said...

I made it on a card for my daughter. Will ask her to scan it and send it post it for sharing! Thanks for your comments!