Step by Step: Brenda Turner's "Street Scene in Buena Vista, Colorado"

13 Dec 2007

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In our Techniques to Try section, we examine how Brenda Turner's passion for painting gouache on Arches black cover stock opens up a wide array of creative possibilities. Here, we show a step-by-step demonstration of her technique.

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Step 1
Turner first took photographs of a street scene in Buena Vista, Colorado, and groups of people attending a parade downtown.
Step 2
After making individual drawings of the figures in her photographs, the artist redrew them with a white Prismacolor pencil on a sheet of Arches black cover stock.
Step 3
The artist restated the lines of her drawing by painting them with white gouache using a round sable brush, and then she applied layers of colored gouache with flat, synthetic-hair brushes.

THE COMPLETED PAINTING:
Street Scene in Buena Vista, Colorado
2006, gouache, 22 x 30. Collection Community Banks of Colorado, Denver, Colorado.

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jim wrote
on 9 Apr 2007 10:30 AM
love the painting.are the two figures on the right too close to one another
alan seeling wrote
on 15 May 2007 5:52 PM
My town. You have the Fourth of July Feeling just right! Winter gone, spring and summer here, along with the happy, colorful tourists. Good job