April 27, 2011

Lupis Lapis - Study


Acrylic on Canvas Panel - 5 x 7 inches

A secluded corner of a property I toured last fall. I've been meaning to paint it, but wasn't sure I could make a successful composition of the thing. Every time I tried to map it out, that turret wound up dead center. I rearrange a few items and finally it fell into place.

This is a quick study to see if it works out. I may do a larger version soon. Maybe.

5 comments:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

It is lovely and the light portrayed is breathtaking. Has a Cezanne feeling.

Marla said...

I frequently find scenes at a local arboretum, and they have the coolest little building like that, except the walls are a turquoise green - very picturesque. I always want to paint it, but it's the restroom! Somehow I don't feel right painting a toilet :)

Gringo Zero said...

I know the feeling. There's tons of neat little buildings in Golden Gate Park, and most of them are restrooms or utility sheds. They all look great at sunset.

Marla said...

I guess I don't have to TELL anyone it's the bathroom... "utility building" isn't exactly a lie, right? :)

Gringo Zero said...

Exactly.