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#2 Jan. Photo Challenge

16 Jan 2013
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This was a skill builder exercise for sure. I'm not sure who built the shelf but they didn't make the bottom of the wood brackets the same ;)

There was a lot of dry brush with this and also washing off the back ground brick because I messed it up. Getting the little houses and their shading correct took some thought before I put the brush to it but I'm glad I toughed it out.  The actual painting is a little darker as the scan settings were off a bit. Waterclor and HB pencil on 9x12 coldpress watercolor paper.

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J.V.Schaffer wrote
on 16 Jan 2013 3:22 PM

Kudos Catherine

Charlie Gunn wrote
on 16 Jan 2013 3:36 PM

VERY nice composition.  GOOD job.

C. Brown wrote
on 16 Jan 2013 5:02 PM

Thank you Jim!

Charlie I didn't come up with this composition. I referred to one of the photos on the January Media Challenge.  I believe Geri Berkenstock took the actual photo and included it with his others for this months Media Challenge.  The only change I made was to replace the reflection in the window with the pair of curtains.

Charlie Gunn wrote
on 16 Jan 2013 6:32 PM

Ooops! I did not see that part.  Nice job.

on 16 Jan 2013 7:36 PM

Catherine, you did a great job on this.  You struggled a lot, learnt a lot and produced a very nice painting.   Congratulations!

jfgarcia wrote
on 16 Jan 2013 8:07 PM

Me gusta

es San Antonio? 

C. Brown wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 3:52 AM

Thank you Sam!

jfgarcia this is the back of an old house in Madison, In.

Celia Blanco wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 3:33 PM

 Your hard work paid off-beautiful painting.

C. Brown wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 5:13 PM

Thank you Celia!

on 18 Jan 2013 8:25 PM

Catherine, SO glad you posted this! I love the story it tells and the charming way you told it, with a wonderful mixture of both suggestion and detail.

wetpaperfan wrote
on 29 Jan 2013 3:13 AM

Cath, Great Job,  something to really be proud of ....  great job.!