|Woodstock Library from the Lawn|
The Library was rebuilt in....2000 I believe, and even though the new building itself has a short history, the Library history is there.
This was intended to be a loose rendering of the building but as I progressed through, I had to tighten the lines a little. I wanted to include a library goer in the final painting, and this would be from an angle looking opposite this, but I was pleasantly surprised how this one came out. I spent considerably more time on this than I originally planned, trying to work out the reflections in the windows, the grass in front and the trees that are beginning to bud. I still plan on painting the nice lady that I photographed in my reference photo. She asked to remain anonymous, so I won't mention her name when I paint her. Anyway, I think this painting came out better than I thought it would, so I might just choose this one to submit if the next one doesn't work. Sometimes the study offers more interest to the viewer. I will have to see.
I guess I would be remiss if I didn't mention the other neighborhood Icon in this painting. The Joinery
is a woodworking, furniture shop that creates incredible wood furniture.