Saturday, December 31, 2005
While out looking for that last hidden colour of Autumn and hopefully to paint the last painting before the snow flies, I discovered this deserted old home. The first thought that crossed my mind was, "Grandma has left the building". It was a stately old home with outbuildings that seemed to "ooze" with character. ...And the lighting was just right! It was a beautuiful late autumn day.
While painting this piece, I tried to keep in mind that I wanted the middle-right side of the house, the driveway, and delapitated garage (?) to be the main focal point of the painting. Hence, the ,what I believe to be , the brighter colours, leading into this area and through to background.
The palette for this painting was a limited one except for the addition of a Cobalt Blue.
This painting is 10 x12 inches and is oil on gessoed panel.
...Know what ? I think that I will keep my first thought and name it," Grandma Has Left The Building"