Who Paints Their Cottage Red ? 6" x 8" O/P
I painted this scene with the regular palette that I have used for the past few painting. The support was Masonite panel with the regular three coats of gesso applied to the surface.
The only thing that I did different this time was to paint the piece upside down (No, I did not stand on my head..:-) ) I made things easier for myself by painting in this small size. The important thing from my standpoint, by doing this exercise, was that it tends to confuse the brain into seeing 'shapes' instead of recognizing for instance a 'roof' as a roof. I also found that colour values were easier to compare 'as a shape'.
After painting as far as I thought I could do with this 'upside down method', I flipped it 'right side up' and continued finishing with the 'now' recognizable shapes.
A fun and valuable exercise