May 3, 2009

Pool House Early Spring

Acrylic on Canvas Board Ω
I started with a medium board, 8 x 10 inches primed with a very dark background (almost black). This actually made getting the shapes and light areas in place relatively easy. I'd actually prepped it for doing a nocturne, but the tone it impart really helps bring out that rainy day dullness that can be Spring in northern CA.
The best thing is there are NO HATS in this painting.


Avocaken said...

Hats off to another fine painting! :-) sorry.

I think that I like your "larger" stuff better than the postcards. Although the postcards are good, I see less of the brushstroke and more of the picture. That probably doesn't make much sense, but that's just me.

Ken B.

Carol Horzempa said...

I like this one...very interesting composition and nice brushwork!

Edward Burton said...

Great one, Gringo - really nice composition.