Sunday, February 19, 2017

Payne-Corley House Studies

In Progress - Saucer Magnolia Watercolor botanical
My artist friends and I went plein air painting here at the Payne-Corley House in Duluth, GA late Friday afternoon. There is a beautiful (and famous) saucer magnolia tree in the front yard. I read on their website that this tree is the largest one of its kind in the state of Georgia. Even though my plein air piece is worthy of the trash can I did get plenty of reference photos while we were there. I'm using one of the reference photos to paint this watercolor botanical. ...still have a ways to go before its finished.


Here is one of my gouache value sketches of this beautiful home. I feel like a fish out of water with this new medium and figured I better start with a value study before adding a full palette. This piece was also painted in my studio using a reference photo.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks. I agree about gouache. Harder than oils to me...:-)

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