Hello again painting fans.

This week I’ll be continuing with the painting of the Cape May, New Jersey shingle style house. It is seen in the photo directly below. (I’m using my usual acrylic paints on an 8×8 inch canvas.)

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

In a distinct break with my usual recent habits, I spent plenty of time with the painting this past week.  Much has been accomplished, but I am left with a dilemma.  I was able to take the details much further.  Windows now appear at the very top in the front-facing gable.  The porch overhang has been reshaped along with the posts.  The railings now extend down to the street level.  Both gables have had their inner surfaces reshaped.

The result is an appealing image, but not the kind of painting that I had intended.  Or that I usually do.  This one now has a plein air style, an image done fairly quickly on site.  I usually paint in a tighter, fussier style.  I like what I see here and will not overpaint it, at least not yet.  I’ll continue with it this way and see how it goes.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

That’s about it for now. Next week I’ll have more progress to show you. See you then. As always, feel free to add photos of your own work in the comments section below.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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