Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Casa de Bandini

This is a 28"x22" oil on canvas work in progress.

The smallest image is a 4x6 photo taken in 1997 while I was in San Diego, CA. The slightly larger image is the 8x10 enlargment I'm using as reference.
I've encountered a slight perspective problem because the photo was made using a wide angle lens which distorts verticals, causing them to curve. I've straightend those lines in the canvas layout. Something else to consider has been all the diagonals of the roof shingles, the upper railing, and the rafters. I'm seeing that I need to rework some of the angles before I paint farther.

This will be a companion piece to another work painted in 2003. My style and techniques have evolved since then and I'm somewhat anxious about matching the earlier work.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tree Line Vigil

8" x 10" oil painted en plein air, alla prima, on canvas covered hardboard - $85 including shipping -
The Southwest corner of the meadow meets a tree line at the site of the annual Battle of Tunnel Hill. Here the Yankee soldiers emerge, guns drawn and cannons blazing. It was quiet when I painted this but within an hour the site showed hundreds of Civil War reenactors.
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