Today was the first time that I had visited this little park in my home town. It is a beautiful passive park on the north shore of Lake Ontario. It seems to me that it is visited mostly by the local neighbourhood and their dogs. The old house appears only as a constant reminder of its former self and nothing else.
This is the scene that I painted as seen from the back of the house.
As you can see by the plaque on the right, the old neglected house does have some historical significance. Amazing to me , since the city of Kingston is known as, "the limestone city".
The photo on the left shows my setup and the painting , framed. I will often temporarily frame a piece during the painting stage . It seems to help in the adjusting of values and such.
The support for this painting was a Masonite panel, with two coats of gesso and a orange-red colour wash of oil.
My palette was my usual limited palette with Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna added as I painted. I started the painting with a 'dry brush' drawing technique and continued with this method until the painting was finished. It was a 'fun' exercise and a 'different look' painting.