Thursday, April 14, 2011

"100 SLC Porches, No.36 & No.37"

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.36"
Oil on 8"x10" Canvas
I was drawn to this porch by the bright yellow trees flanking the porch.  Then continued to look at the porch when the yellow accent trim matched the trees.  It made me wonder about the age old question of..."Which came first--the egg? Or the chicken?"  So, were the trees first and then someone went to the local paint store with a leaf to match the paint?  Or was the yellow painted first and then the trees planted to match?  I was very tempted to knock on the door to ask; but I didn't.  If I ever find out the answer I pass it along.  Though, I must admit that I sometimes lean toward enjoying the unanswered questions.

"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.37"
Watercolor on 10" x 11" Paper
This porch is very striking in the afternoon sun and that was the reason I chose to do this porch in a wet-to-dry method of watercolor painting.  I used the three colors of phthalo blue, raw sienna, and yellow ochre.  I slowly built up the shaded areas with phthalo blue and raw sienna.  Then, highlighted some areas with the yellow ochre.  This painting came together very quickly.  To view the progress of the 100 Salt Lake City Porches visit this page


painting techniques said...

I like your blog! The porch looks great!...Daniel

Painting Techniques said...

Nice painting! By the way, If u have time, drop by my painting blog. Thanks!.. .daniel