May 9, 2012

Pool House Shade

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches Ω

Another view of the pool house, one of my favorite places on Earth. I wanted to focus on the roof, so I cropped out the ground. An interesting idea, but a bit disconnected. I did this one for the Daily Paintworks' Shadow Challenge,  based on some sketches I made in Sonoma and my photos (which is where I got the cropping idea).

The darks may be a bit too dark throughout, but I was really focused on the contrast in the light and shadow on the roof, which is what drew me to paint this in the first place.


William Cook said...

Great painting...shadows and colors.

Renee Brennan said...

Well done!