This is my second year traveling the world with the Virtual Paintout gang, via Google Street View. This painting will be my 14th outing. I love it!
Vevie has decided to stay home for awhile, so I'm "traveling" on my own. And this month we visited Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
As I virtually cruised around Cape Cod, this scene caught my eye. The swing in the yard, quiet and still, as though it was patiently waiting to fly again. It brought back fond memories for me. :-)
Here is the original location I chose (can click on any pics to enlarge):
For my little 8 x 8 canvas, I cropped it smaller:
And as usual, I played with color schemes in Photoshop, and here is my final idea:
Toned the canvas with pink:
Started with the sky, then roughed in the house with vine charcoal:
Worked in layers, putting in the background colors first, then building layers up over it:
The image continues around to the sides:
And here is my finished painting:
Cape Cod, MA
8 x 8 acrylic on
This painting of the swing hanging from the tree brought back memories and made me smile. I hope you enjoyed it, too. Did it stir any memories for you??