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stoney

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on: February 23, 2018, 12:06:23 AM
Lighthouse on 12 inch square panel board. The board is deliberately not smooth which gives a looser, more 'painterly' look. I've not worked on this before, so I'm learning as I go.

1. November 13, 2015. Blocking in.
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Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 12:08:33 AM
2 Dec 6. Working with it. It's a bear keeping track of where you are with the rocks.

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Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 12:35:07 AM
2018 02 09 Blocked in the basic black on the lighthouse and put two reds in for the lantern.  Put the sky behind it and put the supporting posts in the front and back.  Blocked in the window.

To the viewer's left put in the shadow on the trailer wall, blocked in the white fence and darkened the snow around it.

Put more dimension in the grass, and darks too, to the right of the light house and more color and blue dimenstion below that point.

Blocked in the house windows and in the shed to the left.

Added color to the right side foundation of the house, fixed the roof where the front door is.  Darkened the areas above and below the porch roof.  Put cast shadow in the house roof and darkened the foundation below the windows.

Added dimension along the foundation front and to the right as well as to the house left and forward.  Did the same with the left shed and put blues in the landscapeing there and towards the front shed.

Put in the fence along the walk up to the house porch and hinted at the fence across the front of the yard of the house.

Put in the trim on the front shed.  The darker snippet of trim along the front side will be put in later when I put in the trim on the left side of the roof.


The little 'divots' on the panel board are messing up my edges.  I'm not liking this, but that's because I'm working up close.  We'll see how it turns out when I view it at a distance upon completion.

The blue of the sky's flecked with white spots and fainter color.  One could read it as a storm system's starting to come in-or however you like to interpret it.

In general, with outside photography, it's why photos taken between 10 AM and 3 PM seem 'flat'.  There's not much, if any, shadow to provide definition.

On this one, I'm working from the background forward. This will, I hope, give me 'landmarks' to help develop the foreground rocks.  I'll further refine things with each 'pass'.

2018 02 09 IMG_0133 750px

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Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 12:37:42 AM
Feb 16, 2018

Put the 'panes' in the lighthouse lower window and showed that it was inset into the structure.

Put the 'sliding open window' in the house and trim and shutters.

Put the curved trim on the porch, suggested he stairs handrail, lowered the fence from the house and put snow on top.  Added fresh snow along the right side foundation.

Did the same 'panes' on the out building and freshened the paint.

Cleaned up the trim on the shed and put the shadowed part in on the one side.

Blocked in a flat color on the rock area.

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Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 02:15:40 AM
Moving along quite nicely on this, Stoney.

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Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 10:31:21 AM
Till now looks all  ak.
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Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 02:21:45 PM
Great at this stage.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 03:53:57 PM
Moving along quite nicely on this, Stoney.

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Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 03:54:48 PM
Till now looks all  ak.



Thank you, kindly.
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Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 03:55:18 PM
Great at this stage.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:



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Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 03:59:58 PM
Instructor's indicated she'll show me how to keep from getting 'lost' when working on lots of rocks.

I had considered, and rejected, a block or wooden wall at the water's edge.

I had gotten fed up with it and started laying in for a more rough field effect leading down to a lot less rocks.  We'll see.
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Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 12:22:52 AM

Started blocking in the rocks from bottom left corner.  Just trying to get the general feel and receeding blocks as they go up.  This is something I figured out to construct it.

I'm putting light tones in with a tiny brush.  That's not to get detail in.  It's to give me landmarks.
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Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 12:23:38 AM


Added reflection in the viewer's left shed window.

Put a bit of land raise below that, a tilted rock to the left and down of that and snow to the left of that as well as snow and ground tilting more towards the sea below the little shed and across.

To the right of the sunlit orange rocks blocked in more of the rocks.
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Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 12:26:00 AM

Wiped out the light blue rocks and extended it further out. I decided that utilizing items already above as 'vertical landmarks' would help keep me from getting more lost than I already am.

Did more blocking in of the rocks to the right as well as below. Trying to start getting more overall definition in.

The rocks are the most time consuming aspect of the whole painting.  I had thought of just having the land drop to the sea, but decided it would throw the whole painting off and not 'tell the story' I was looking for.
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Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 02:56:49 PM
This is looking very nice, Stoney.
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