Monday, December 13, 2010

White Gate

This is for Rookie Painter, December 2010. It's oil on 6x8" canvas board.

This month's challenge is a big red house. (ref photo) I just couldn't get myself to paint the big red house since it seemed a bit too blockish to me. I decided I was going to do a crop, and this corner of the picture had more shapes and contrasting elements.

The color I used included cadmium red, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, yellow orchre, vermillion, alizarin, ultramarine violet, ultramarine blue, sap green, viridian, radiant violet, sepia, and white.


  1. Loved the crop Rebecca,makes it an awesome composition.The light and shadows too are very well painted.Congrats!

  2. Believe it or not, I was also captivated by this part of the image. But I just couldn't seem to find a crop I liked. You got it!! I love this painting, it says so much. Like "come on it" and "welcome" - not to mention it makes me wonder what is behind that white gate. Great work!

  3. rebecca great crop .i love your painting.