Wednesday, September 23, 2009

EDM #241

EDM Challenge #241 - Draw the view from your kitchen window.
12x16 watercolor

For the last 8 or 9 days it was dark. It was gloomy. And it rained. I think that because this view required me to stand and sorta lean over the counter while drawing and painting it literally took me days to do this one (actually I think it was because I had to do the dishes before I could work there). I chose this angle - I was thinking curves and counter curves in terms of composition: the sweeping curve of the driveway, that fake stained glass round thingy in the window then finally the shell. There are at least three more shells on the sill at home - but I ended up with one - man, I must be getting lazy in my old age!

10 comments:

Alex said...

The trees on the top left are superbly done! I really like this angle, which I believe one of the most unique that I've seen so far, and the perspective is just great. A lot of details on the stained glass, and even more on the shell with carefully laid layers of colors. 3 shells you said, I'd say you only need one to complete it!
Thanks Gary for your comment on my posts too ^^

Ann said...

If I wait just a little the dishes do get done - he he :-)
Such a familiar view, looking down at the driveway, looking for your return home from work, looking for the delivery truck, and yes, even sometimes when I am doing dishes!
Beautiful!

Linisha said...

Very beautiful sight Gary.. Love the way you have painted the trees outside, while showering equal detail to the stained glass and shell.. I can imagine the light that must fall inside the kitchen through the stained glass must be lovely!!
Thanks for sharing

Irina said...

Thank you for the original comment in my blog. You made me laugh loudly :-) What is EDM challenges? Is there a list of all 240 pieces? I am a hero of tasks fulfilment and very interested, as the challenges I saw in your blog are intriguing and seem not too difficult for the beginner like me. And I very like what you do with watercolor.

Irina said...

I found the answer about EDM, please do not bother writing. As usual, just in front of my nose :-)

Melissa S. said...

This is such beautiful detail. Feels like you could step right into the scene.

Spinneretta said...

Beautifully done- looks like a nice view :)

raena said...

This is wonderful! I love your view. The thing we'll do to get the perfect composition!! I noticed a house up on flickr too. I love, love, love that house! Well done!

Peachtreeart said...

Your art is very inspiring! I commented on your flickr and didn't know about this blog...but I do really think that you've nailed this composition!

Ramona said...

No, you are not getting lazy in your old age. You have realized that sometimes less is more. Three shells would have distracted from the composition. A lovely view. Great work.