Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CZECH REPUBLIC PAINTOUT


Ladies of 9 Siroka Prague (12 x 9 Oil on canvas panel) [Ref Photo]
This is my second painting this month, featuring art deco sculpture which is prevalent in this section of Prague. I warmed up the color of the building to complement the blues in the door. My pallet was simple: ultramarine blue, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, raw umber, ivory black, and flake white. I used a 1 inch grid to help get the drawing correct. Not finished but close.

This is my May entry to Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout.


Hanging Out (16 x 12 Oil on canvas panel) [Ref Photo]
I found this site in Nebusice, north of Prague. When I stumbled on to this site, I was taken by the bright sun lit laundry contrasted against the dark buildings. The texture and colors in the walls were really fun to paint.

I found Prague to be a beautiful city with wonderful art deco features on many of the buildings. I am working on a painting of one of these buildings, and hope to post it soon.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful painting, Phil. A great composition. It leads the eye deep into your painting and the clothes on the line just pops.

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  2. What a great painting & scene. I like everything about this one. Bravo!

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  3. Thank you both for dropping in and leaving words of encouragement.
    Phil

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  4. What a beautiful painting! There is just something timeless about those old worn buildings, and the laundry on the line...love it!

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  5. Phil, The light in this is dazzling--I love it!

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  6. This is just fabulous - I love the way we have been given a view into a domestic scene with such clarity!

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  7. Great scene find! I love the painting.

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  8. Both of your submissions are beautiful and very interesting. Well done!

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  9. Both paintings are wonderful executed, especially the art nouveau archway with the two ladies.
    Horst

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  10. very nice work !

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  11. Love the splash of colour in the clothing in relation to the more subdued colours of the rest of the painting. Nice work!

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  12. Thank you all for taking the time to view my blog, and comment on the these two paintings.

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