Sunday, November 25, 2007



Gate 2

My immediate goal with painting is to have fun. I'm not striving for perfection, I'm just "playing." As I started painting this gate, it occurred to me that I had goofed BIG TIME on the first gate and all of my online art buddies were too kind to point it out. Well folks, I realize now that I had mixed up my cool and warm placement and put the cools in the foreground and the warms in the background - Yikes!! What in the world was I thinking. . . or rather NOT thinking!! LOL!!

This gate is from a ref photo I found on Yotophoto and it is of a gate at Stevens-Coolidge Place, Andover, MA It is done on Lama li and I used all WN paints. One major flaw I see is the rock fence on the right looks like it's on the ground -- just didn't get the perspective right or something on that. Possibly it's fixable, but I'm ready to go on to the next gate!!

2 comments:

Lorraine Evans said...

I like this one too. You may just have something going with this gate theme.

Africantapestry said...

Another great painting. I think along with your decision not to feel guilty, you have to silence that inner critic too a little! Both these gates are lovely and no, the rocks on the right is no major flaw. Even if it looks to be on the ground, it doesn't matter, because it doesn't hurt your painting or hinder the eye! I enjoy your gates.
ronell