Sunday, March 27, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.31 & No.32"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.31"
Poured Watercolor on 9" x 11" Paper
Porch #31 was a pour I did with yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, and quinacridone gold.  There's a great deal of rust tones in this porch that I wanted to capture.  I thought that the rounded porch overhang with the windows surrounding the door was fascinating.  I also enjoyed the weeping pine tree.  You don't see many of them.

Porch #32 (below) was a pour that I used lemon yellow, phthalo blue, and crimson red.  I really thought that it was a unique combo of colors.  I chose the phthalo blue because it was the color I saw reflected in the windows.
"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.32"
Poured Watercolor on 9" x 11" Paper

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.30"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.30"
Oil on 12" x 12" Wrapped Canvas
The picture doesn't seem to do it total justice.  Until an oil painting has dried a couple of weeks I can never seem to get a good picture of it; too much shine.  This porch went very quickly.  Though, I will admit that I'm still struggling with what to do around the edges of the wrapped canvas.  Right now, I have the wrapped canvas and parts of the front painted with a mix of blue and black scrubbed in.  What drew me to this porch was the adorable egg Easter wreathe that was on the front door.   But when I got to painting the porch, I got SO wrapped up in the sandstone around the enclosed porch that the cute wreathe was an after thought.  I think I'll set this painting off to the side and simmer over how to do the edges.  I welcome any feedback or suggestions on how to finish it.  Click here to check out the progress of 100 Salt Lake City Porches.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.29"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.29"
Poured Watercolor on 9" x 11" Paper
I saw this porch when I was out riding with Diane a week ago last Sunday.  It was a beautiful day and Diane pointed out this elegantly arched porch while we were cycling along the east benchs of Salt Lake.  Thanks Diane!  I think it was a good suggestion.  I used Indigo, Yellow Orche, and Alizarin Crimson for this poured watercolor.  You can view all of the porches on the 100 Salt Lake City Porches page.  Who knows you might even see a neighbors porch...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.28"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.28"
Poured Watercolor on 9.5" x 11" Paper
 I loved how this poured watercolor turned out.  It feels to me like a welcoming sun dappled porch.  For the pour, I used purple, green, and a bit of yellow ochre.  I used the same colors for the puddle painting I did after the pour.  Please check out the 100 Salt Lake City Porches page to see the progress or if you would like to purchase.  I welcome any feedback you may have.  Thank you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.27"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.27"
Poured Watercolor on 10" x 11" Paper
 This porch has what I think is an adorable umbrella like cover on it.  Combine that umbrella cover with a bumped out stone facade and it's full of all kinds of texture and interest.  For the pour, I used ultramarine blue, meduim yellow, and quinacridone gold.  Then after the pour, I used those three colors in a puddle style painting to finish it off.  You can check out all of the porches on the 100 Salt Lake City Porches page.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.26"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.26"
Oil on 16" x 16" Canvas
On this porch I chose to use the complementary colors of blue and orange.  As I went through painting this I discovered that the valve of the color of the paint is very important to give the perception of distance.  At first when I painted this the main portion of the brick on the house was a brighter orange.  The painting felt flat and all wrong.  So I went over it, with a lighter creamier orange and I think that made all the difference.  I hope the porch owner is a Denver Bronco's fan.  I had a co-worker that is a fan of the Bronco's and thought it was really cool when he saw it.  Please visit my 100 Salt Lake City Porches page to see the progress or if you would like to purchase.  I also would love any feedback you may have, click here to drop me an email.

Monday, March 7, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.25"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.25"
Poured Watercolor on 11" x 11" Paper
It's hard to believe that I'm 1/4 of the way through this project.  This porch was a fascinating one to do; not so much for the porch itself but for the interesting landscape leading up to the porch.  The front walks is an "S" curve through a charming menagerie of chopped wooden logs, rocks, flowers in pots and bird houses.  All of this is framed with some wonderful English ivy that gives it all a story book feel.  It makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and wait to be told a wonderful bedtime story.  I started this porch as a poured watercolor painting and then finished it as a puddle style watercolor on a hot pressed paper.  I hope I captured it's charm?  I welcome any feedback you may have or if you would like to purchase it-- click here. Also I invite you to check out the 100 Salt Lake City Porches page to view all the porches.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.24"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.24"
Poured Watercolor on 10" x 12"
 This poured watercolor I did a bit differently; rather than keeping to the three primary colors (Red, Blue, & Yellow) I used watery sunset colors-- purples, oranges, and pinks.  It makes me want to play and experiement with poured watercolors even more.  If you would like to veiw the progress or perhaps purchase a porch painting, please visit the 100 Salt Lake City Porches Page