Well, I think it's kicking so far. I'm enjoying the black and white house, and am interested in seeing where the blue lights go.I've been working on this painting 10 x9 inches on oil paper. It's from a photo of one friend's house that was designed by my other good friend who is an architect. The photo was great. Dusk with the full moon and it was around Christmas so they had some cool blue lighting on the porch. I had to paint it. I'm going to give it to my friend whether he wants it or not.
I'm not used to painting these straight lines. I can't believe how much trouble I'm having with the technical part here. Tried using a straight edge and still it crooked was better off freehand with a flat brush. Then one little smudge and, oh well, something else to paint over again. I thought this would easy. Just paint by numbers, fill in the line. But no. Just another humbling experience painting. At some point here I have to make some straight lines.
And then, I'm thinking the top of the roof was pointy, but no, it has a flat section. And literally while I'm trying to get the line right my architect friend calls and when I told him he goes " Oh yeah, that's a Dutch peak" or something like that. So I yelled at him for making it even harder on me.
It is partially about the challenge. Climbing a mountain makes the view from the top better right?
After this I'm going back to landscapes. Wavy lines everywhere.
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Chin up, it's pretty neat!