Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bellevue House 11" x 14" O/P
Bellevue House is a former home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John Macdonald, 1815 - 1891. It is staffed by young folk in period costumes, eager to greet, guide and inform the visitor.
After setting up to paint, discovered that I did not have (forgot) my OMS and white pant. ...What to do... I decided that I would use my lightest Naples Yellow and my lightest gray.
This combination seemed to work well as I washed in the off white and the more shadowed areas of the building. I managed to lay in most of the painting including the darkest greens.
I did mange to borrow some white paint and some turps from a generous fellow painter. This made finishing up much easier and gave the painting that final 'punch' that the piece needed.This photo gives a view of the original house, although it is not at the same angle in which I painted it.
The painting experience was made even more special when unexpectedly, the staff served refreshing lemonade. :~)
A perfect ending to a perfect painting day.

'til next..


Megha Chhatbar said...

This is absolutely stunning painting..I never know when I will be able to make these types...:) Very much detailed and beautiful color!

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Linda said...

Its very warm and soft, a welcoming feel. Lovely painting. Lindax

Frank A. said...

Thank you Megha Chhatbar for your kind compliment.

"I never know when I will be able to make these types...:) Very much detailed and beautiful color!"

Practice,Practice, and more Practice! The "when" will happen as you least expect it. :~)
It will be worth it.

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Linda...Thank you for your kind complimentary thoughts. I appreciate them .
So glad that you stopped by to check it out . :~)

Do take care.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Frank!

I love the loose and sketchy brushstrokes. This painting has a very vibrant, fresh and energetic feel to it.

Frank A. said...

Jennifer, Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my last piece and for leaving your thoughtful comment and compliment.
They are much appreciated. :~)

It is always exciting and refreshing to visit your blog.

A fan..
Frank A.