Saturday, January 12, 2013


Warehouse.  Still in progress I guess.
What started out as a relatively simple shadow study ended up a little more tedious than I anticipated.  Having a distinct vision in mind would have helped.  I liked the shadow against this bright yellow warehouse wall.  The color scheme looked pretty simple, but I struggled to get the right colors, and when I went to paint the tree, I found it difficult to portray the light spots.  Still some work to do, but I think it will be worth the effort.  The shadow of the second tree (out of frame) fools you a bit now that I look at it.  Funny thing about shadows.  They are affected by the surrounding objects more than one might think.  The top of the wall was considerably lighter.  And I noticed some lines got out of sync. I don't plan on doing anything drastic, being that the lesson has been learned on this one.


  1. Bellísimo el árbol y su sombra sobre la casa...

    Abrazos desde Chile.

  2. I like this a lot - beautiful light on the tree and great shapes in those leave without picking every single leaf to show that :)

    1. I went out last Saturday morning and got some pretty good reference photos. I have to be careful I don't take too many because with my limited time I won't have time to paint everything. And when I don't have time I get stressed about it.

  3. Thanks, I've driven by this warehouse many times, and I always think about painting this area because of the stark contrast of simple flat walls and complex shadows, etc.