quick note: still room in my Tuesday night class at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art......starts this Tuesday, (may 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm). So, hurry! (info at museum website, listed on right side margin.
Posted above is another painting from the 4th annual Gadsden festival, held several weeks ago. One day we were invited to paint in the historic home district there, and I decided to wander off the main area a bit, finding this beautiful craftsman style home, circa (approx) 1924. It took a bit longer than usual to render all the architectural twists and turns, so I had to remind myself that the primary goal was not to create an illustration, but rather, a painting; showing evidence of light and color particular to the existing conditions.
It seems to be a pattern here that neighborhood residents will come by to watch, and end up sharing interesting stories about the particular house and the people that lived there through the years. Even old secrets and gossip....makes things come to life a bit more.
I post below, some additional scenes painted at the Gadsden festival.
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