Friday, October 17, 2008

Old Baptist Mission

I was fairly happy with this painting until I noticed how the limb of the tree looks like a continuation of the front roof line. That isn't as noticeable in real life. I'm thinking that if I change the color temperature even more of either the roof line or the tree limb that would help separate the two even more. I also added a few additional limbs/twigs to help change the directional flow of that limb.
Also, thanks for the great comment Rhonda. I do enjoy the challenge of watercolor and even though one has to use control, letting the watercolor do its thing creates such a wonderful spontaneous look.
Another thing that I am becoming more aware of when photographing paintings is that as the sun moves across the sky the temperature of the light changes and affects how the painting looks. I always try to take the painting in a shaded area but depending on whether it is cloudy or blue sky as well as time of day, affects the outcome of the photo.


Deborah A. Léger said...

Hi Ann, this looks great. If you hadn't pointed out that branch, I wouldn't have noticed it. I love the soft colours in the snow and those shadows are wonderful. All in all, a beautiful painting. I don't think you should change that branch at all.

Ann Buckner said...

I did correct the branch a little from the photo shown in the blog. There are other things I would change/correct but I'll leave this one as finished.