Bet you thought I was still painting cabinets. This painting was started in July and then the weather went crazy and I spent a lot of time outside trying to keep my gardens and yard from frying. Then I started painting my kitchen cabinets and that went on for four weeks. Now, I'm happy to say, I'm back to my autumn folk art scene. I love painting autumn scenes. This is by far my favorite time of year.
A few years ago I used to travel around the country teaching seminars on my style of painting and for me painting a house is like putting a puzzle together. Old houses have a lot of different sections. I take lots of photos and really study them before I start my drawing. I wanted the light source to be hitting the house from the front, leaving the side of the house and the area under the porch in the shadows. That is why some areas are white and others are gray. I basecoat using thin coats of paint and a flat brush that fits the area that I'm painting. Smooth coats of paint will make it easier when I start adding all the details. I'll keep you posted on how the painting progresses and when it will be listed for sale.