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Tuesday, August 16, 2005


This is the view from my front window, looking out to my porch and beyond to the road. I have a split rail fence that you can see a bit of. This was a big undertaking for me, and I'm happy with it! Played with a lot of dark colors for black-but still haven't achieved a nice black black. In the small spot where I needed it I used my marker. I used Danny's advice, and started drawing what was closest to me, the chair, then went out from there. It worked well! I think if I had done this before reading Danny's advice I would have started in the background. Don't know how to get the window to look like a window. Didn't wan't to do the 3 white lines thing. And it is very clean!

5 comments:

Laura said...

This looks wonderful! You've got a really solid composition and you've captured the scene so well that I want to be there, looking out that window! Well done!

koukla said...

I think the window looks like a window. You can tell that this was drawn from life instead of from a photo--it has a lifelike quality to it. Good work!

Cin said...

wonderfully composed, the tree leaves especially are beautifully done and love that you included the cat!

Nancy said...

This is very charming. I like to draw comfortable chairs myself, they look so alluring. I like the cat,too, and the greenness of the garden. Very nice.

wolfwoman said...

Linda - that's a lovely painting. everything looks so comfy - good place to flop down and read a book. re the window, you might try "picking up" some of the color in diagonal streaks so that it resembles glare on the glass, or a very light wash of a blue-gray. but your painting is so nice I think I would experiment with it on some window studies to see what you like.