Thursday, March 15, 2007

Yellow Brick Road, November 12, 2005

I did three paintings today, all of them acrylics on pre-primed 8"x10" canvas. Two of them were two versions of a specific image; I'll show those later.

Here's the first one I did, a painted version of a photo I took on November 12, 2005.
This is the yellow brick road that runs between two cemeteries in Nanticoke. I've done a painting based on a photo taken in this spot previously.

Things I like: the colors, especially the shading in the sky and the road, the color of the mountain, the colors of the leaves, the trunks, the yellow brick road - all of it.

Things I screwed up: the branches (too fat and sloppy), the shape of the trees, the perspective on the left side of the road, not enough leaves on the grass on the right side of the road.

For comparison, here's the original image:

Yellow Brick Road, Nanticoke, PA, November 12, 2005


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Yep, you're an artist alright, never satisfied even when it is good.

betz said...

i love the pics, will you hang the ones you took from work in the new house? the cemetary one is my fave. :)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Very nice!