September 27, 2014

Daily Painting Challenge, Paintign #15, Brick House, Small Plein Air Work

"Brick House"
Oil on Gesso board

I tried to paint this house in the German Village in the spring but was not successful. I went back to Schiller Park this week, and tried again, this time on a smaller gesso board, and some miracle happened, because I quite liked the final result. :)

Painting en plein air is lovely, I usually prefer natural landscape subjects, but mainly because buildings and structures are quite challenging to paint - for me.

When I tried painting homes before I got this inner friction between my natural instinct to paint tightly, and the will to paint loosely, and often what comes out is none of the two. As we say in Italy the result "non e` ne' carne ne' pesce" (it's neither meat nor fish). lol

This time I focused on the pattern of ligh and shadow, and I enjoyed painting it! :)

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