This painting is also long overdue to have a feature here on the blog. The first time I photographed it, it did not turn out…and since then I just haven’t had the chance, or I’ve forgotten to do it. This painting was done during my plein air painting workshop (see other posts here – here – and here) back in September.
This was my biggest challenge of the workshop, as I am not practiced in painting architecture, and this view I chose has a lot going on. With multiple roof lines, a fence, an archway – I got myself in deep. Jacque France was patient and full of advice for fixing my wonky lines – and – like the best painting teachers – she let me do all the painting!
This is the beautiful Danada House at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton. This is another photograph where I had trouble capturing the variation of color within the “white” areas that one can see when viewing the painting in person.