Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shops on the Corner - with process shots!

Shops on the Corner, 12 x 9, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2019

This is one of my favorite plein air paintings from this year. Why? Well... because it was just so darn fun to paint! The little shops were inspiring with their tropical color and feel, and the shadow patterns added fabulous structure and interest to the scene. This corner WANTED to be painted! :) 

I did manage to get some process shots along the way, so I can share with you how the piece came together. 

Block in using ultramarine and burnt sienna mix: I was going for a correct, but loose, sketch of the structures. 

Lay-in of values and color in the upright plane: Capturing the color of the shops early on was very important to my process. It's what attracted me to the scene AND what kept me inspired! I didn't want to lose it.

Final painting: I was happy I could retain the "sketchiness" to the end. 


Barbara Muir said...

Super Laurel,

Wonderful work, and process shots. Isn't it great when you feel wonderful about a painting? Such a good feeling and it comes through in the lovely work!


Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, sweet Barbara! And yes, there is nothing better than satisfaction in the creative process. It keeps us going!!!! XOXOXO said...

A pure pleasure to see. Thanks for showing your steps.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, Julie! Great to hear from you!