Friday, April 8, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.34"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.34"
Pour Watercolor on 9" x 11" Paper
I found this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired porch nestled in a quiet Holladay neighborhood during a recent bicycle ride.  I found it a challenge to narrow down to just the porch area of this home.  There's brick, stone, wood, steel, and colorful glass in the front door windows all set amid an understated landscape.  I decided to use four colors for this poured watercolor; ultramarine blue, cadmium red medium, hooker's green, and yellow ochre.  I added the green to this pour because there's a great deal of green undertones in the wood of the door and there was a fair amount of a wonderful green in the glass of the door.  The other challenge with this porch is that one side was in shade from the rest of the house while the other half was enveloped in warm sunshine.  There were areas of snow that were reflecting light too.  I would love to hear any feedback you may have on this one.  Please check out the progress on the 100 Salt Lake City Porches page.

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