Friday, January 28, 2011


This is my January entry to Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout Blog.
VERDIGRIS TURRET WINDOW (14x11 canvas panel) Ref Photo
Lo Anna, and I keep wondering what it would be like to sit in this window. Do you think the room is decorated with furniture from the period of the building? I modified the reference photo by widening the turret window and wall to the right, narrowing the shadow areas to the left, and moved the lantern to the right. I also removed a drain pipe, some fencing, and a cellar window.
I still have some minor painting to do on this piece. The fire escape shadow needs a little work, and I want to get more green into the turret window.


  1. Phil, this is very nice! Both light contrast and the composition are very eye catching and dramatic. Nice use of the fire escape ladder and tree shadow to break up the strong vertical lines.

  2. I really enjoy your visual paintout paintings!