Thursday, February 12, 2009

Steele Street Old Town


The finished painting. I am going to go back and refresh myself with some studies of perspective. I don't know why but I am slanting vertical lines slightly the the left.I think the light in this painting turned out well. It was difficult not to use too much white when the sun was shining on the house so brightly and the house was very close in color to a tonal white with white trim. My friend Elio tells me to stay away from the white. 11x14 oil on linen c2009 NFS at this time.

I reposted the photo as the image was blurry and did not show the brush strokes.

8 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Again, love your brush work. I try to avoid straight lines as mine also tend to lean somehow! But it hasn't detracted from this work.

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks Liz, I was wonderfing if it is my progressive lens glasses. Maybe I just walk around leaning side ways! lol

Mark Bridges said...

Hey Nancy. It came out nice. Slants have something to do with which hand you paint with as to which way it slants. They say you have to be conscious of slant and step back a ways and look for it.

n. rhodes harper said...

Hi Mark, thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I am aware of the slant when I am painting. I even used a t-square to line it up. I have a very good eye to see if things are straight and level that;s why I think it it my glasses, they make things look like a fish eye up close. This really only started when I got glasses before Christmas and have never used progressives before. I do slant letters to the left a bit when I write. Hmm. Maybe I will have a slanting art show!

Edward Burton said...

Really nice job, Nancy - it does have great light to it.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Nancy, I had not seen this one -- it is GORGEOUS!!! I love so many things about it. But what struck me is that the palette reminds me of some of my favorite Pissarro paintings. And you have gotten a perfect balance of those colors in my opinion -- which to me is a very hard thing to do. Elio's teaching is obviously doing you favors! I'm SO impressed. Beautiful.

Celeste Bergin said...

Sometimes the positives are so positive that it completely negates anything "wrong".
pretty painting despite it's slight list to the left.
p.s. I am in a current Elio workshop!

n. rhodes harper said...

Thanks for stopping by Celeste. I appreciate your comments. I often have the problem of slanting my lines to the left. Maybe elio will help me do better.