|original bird house|
|front porch 8x10 oil on panel|
But like all dedicated artists, you push through your fears of failure until you either arrive at a solution or jump out a window (as my studio is on the first floor, that wasn't going to be much of an option). How do I handle the shape of the round bird entrance that seemed so arbitrary, especially in the context of a simple farmhouse. I just made it look like a large circular window - don't ask me how it would have worked architecturally on what would be the second floor. Since I painted the porch with the strong shadows of the original painting, I felt the other sides needed to maintain the same aspects of full or partial light and shadow direction.
|left side (full sun)|
|right side (partial sun)|
I also threw in an old truck on the back elevation - again borrowed from a previous painting of mine titled "Flatbed Ford." If you look very close, there is also a pie cooling on the rear window sill...
|Flatbed Ford 10x10 oil on panel|