This week I’m staring the third of three commissioned oil paintings for my client Ron.
I saved this one for last because I thought it may be the most challenging — I wanted to make sure my painting skills were back up to snuff after the summer break.
It’s a painting of the family farm where Ron grew up, so it’s pretty important that I get the house and other buildings drawn correctly.
The thing I really liked about his photo was the composition. I love how the driveway cuts diagonally across the bottom half of the painting. And the zig-zag of the fence is really intriguing to me.
The colors and contrast are non-existent in the photos, but that’s nothing a little paint can’t fix!
The two biggest challenges with this piece are this:
#1.) I’ve never been to this place in Missouri
#2.) I can’t really see the buildings or a whole lot of any detail from the photo.
Ron searched for weeks for another photo of this property. He did find a photo that was a little lighter, but it still was really hard to see.
I’ll be working on this piece for the next week or so, and when it’s all done I’ll come back with the photos of my daily progress.
And then you’ll eventually be able to see my VERY favorite part of this painting–the element that has inspired the name “Adams Lane.”
Stay tuned for the transformation of the boring white canvas to come to life…