This has been a busy holiday season for me. I received commissions for 4 architecturals and one pet portrait in the last 6 weeks. I’m happy to say I’m starting on the last one.
But first, this. The father of the purchaser is selling his long time family home and his children wanted to give him a memento. As with the others, I unfortunately had difficulty with the photo quality. There was a line of trees directly in front so they had a hard time getting a shot which included the front door without using a wide angle lens. I ended up having to use a combination of a real estate listing photo and the the ones they took.
Black and white has its own difficulties compared with color. I have to indicate the shadows and even the tone of the house without the aid of the pastels and yet not make it too dark. I am still considering how to finish this. The house is a medium green with dark shutters. I want to show that it is not white without losing it all in the foliage. I haven’t decided, but maybe I’ll use a light grey wash.
I’d like to get this out tomorrow and get started on the last one. It’s a 14″ x 10″ color so it will take a bit more time than this one.