Monday, December 03, 2007

French Window


French Window
Originally uploaded by linfrye
More Sketch practice ... the photo I used for this reference didn't have any striking shadows -- and so I didn't add any. My interest here was paint tossing as an exercise for the foliage and flowers as well as the grillwork on the window. Though not a photo of Savannah, it so reminded me of that beautify Georgia city.

11 comments:

Ella said...

Wonderful colors! I also love the look of old windows.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

You're almost bringing a bit of summer to the dark days here...all these lovely bright colours...great work with those petal splotches!
Ronell

Jana Bouc said...

Yummy colors! How did you get such perfect lines on the window grate? The way you did the flowers reminds me of when I was taking a class from Claire Verbiest and she corrected the way I was painting potted flowers, instructing me to do them as you did. Gorgeous work!

Lorraine said...

I love the contrast of the "tossed" flowers with the even lines in the grill work on the window -- a lovely balance of loose and structured!
Hugs,
Lorraine

juj said...

Lorraine said it perfectly - beautiful balance between loose and controlled. Lovely colors too.

laureline said...

This is very warm and inviting, this window you've painted. The glass itself is rendered superbly!

Claudia said...

very beautiful and well done, Lin!

Tami said...

This is beautiful! That grill work can't get any better! It looks so cheery!

Teri C said...

Really beautiful Lin. The bright happy colors are great.

Linda said...

This is really great! I never heard the term "tossing" the paint, but it makes perfect sense. Fun!

Robyn said...

Very effective 'paint tossing' on the flowers, Lin. This picture is full of warmth and joy and skill. Brava.