Portrait number three finished

Pastels finished

Do I even know what a peachy mauve color is?  When I got the photos of this house, it was obvious that they had been taken at different seasons and in different light conditions.  In one set the house had a reddish/mauve tint, but in the other it was more pumpkin orange.  A rather large difference.  I asked for clarification and, along with some new photos, I got the word that the house could be described as a peachy mauve, with blue trim and peach spindles.  And could I make the foliage indicate the summer.

So, what did I do?  I went for the mauve first and then put peach colored pencil over the top after I sprayed on the fixative.  Evidently, I came close because everyone was happy when I delivered it.  It is a cute little house, isn’t it.  Like so many other times, I wish I could see inside.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. denisebushphoto
    May 31, 2019 @ 10:36:24

    What a cute little house and excellent painting!

    Reply

    • ruthsartwork
      Jun 04, 2019 @ 13:14:34

      I just saw your comment. LOL This was difficult mostly because of the colors. It’s hard to know if you are getting them right having never seen the place, but at least I know they are not standing right next to it and comparing.

      Reply

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