"Seen Better Days"
This is a scene from a recent trip through Arizona. I did a very rough pencil sketch then somewhat randomly filled in some light values, leaving plenty of white on and in front of the old shack. I then added some medium values while the first washes were still wet to get some good blending.
Next I started the dark values on the shack as the sun was mostly behind the subject.
Next came more darks and texture in the foreground grasses as well as defining the tree.
The final steps were to add more light color washes to narrow down the white pattern on the path leading toward the subject, throw in a few birds, a little more grass detail in the foreground and the mesh pattern in the windows of the shack for some textural variety. If you like this 'quickie' masterpiece you may become the sole owner of this original for just 25 potato chips...or dollars if I prefer...which, actually, I do!
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The size is 6 x 9" and it is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.