Monday, February 4, 2008

Lesson 2 - Windows

Windows can make an interesting subject for a painting and they are fairly easy to draw. However there are a few pitfalls to watch out for. Here is a boring and a more interesting window study.

These are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Break up the symmetry of the areas surrounding a window.
2. Try and find a connection between the window and the edge of the painting. This could be a shadow, architectural detail, foliage or even a crack or wire .
3. Try and make each window pane different using reflections, shadows, curtains or objects inside.

The challenge in this lesson is to make an interesting composition based on a window or windows using the blue/brown color scheme discussed in Lesson 1. Here are the ways four students solved the problem.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I'm enjoying your blog and the way it breaks down the complex into the more accessible. Very interesting for those of us who can't paint well (but enjoy writing about those who do!).