Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rose and House Landscape


Rose and House Landscape
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

This scene, done from a photo reference and in my Raffine sketchbook, gave me a fit last night! Sometimes I'm able to work easily with that 100# sketchbook paper -- other times, like last night, traditional watercolor paper methods such as I'd use for creating rippples in the water -- simply won't work and wind up messing up the scene. SIGH! But I preservered and kept 'adjusting' ...

I'd like to try this again on watercolor paper in a larger format ...

4 comments:

windblown said...

Lovely painting! Nice composition.

Teri C said...

It's lovely and I like the perspectived.

Joan said...

Lin -I love the roses in the foreground and the landscape behind them. Very nice. It is a paint when the paper doesn't cooperated. You should try this one larger on wc paper.

As for more info about the workshop...Jerry Brommer showed us how he starts with just a few (4/5) things that he wants to include in a painting. Then he does lots of sketches using those items, making some the COI, and others into minor elements in the painting.He rearranges them so that in each sketch it looks completely different. Then he can change the feeling of the painting by using a different time of day, season, weather, fog, color,value, etc. He showed us a lighthouse that he has painted that way. He must have had 15 different paintings with him that he just rearranged. Each was unique, but each one had the same basics-a lighhouse, a particular kind of tree and bushes, water, and rocks. He said not to tell the IRS, but he doesn't need to travel to paint. He can work for the rest of his life from the same references just by changing things around. Each time the painting is unqiue. I only did 2 out of the 4 sketches I did that day, but I could easily have made about 5 different paintings from the one sketch. It's a great idea.

Lorraine said...

Oh I love love love this. The perfect background and the perfect foreground. The beautiful red flowers leading you into a serene background. Excellent outcome!
Hugs,
Lorraine