Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Screen porch light and shadow

 A little 5” x 7” oil sketch of the back porch. I love how the light blanches the screen, leaving the true color to come through in the shadows. I used the mini pochade box I put together to use with my kayak, but realized I could mount it on a regular tripod to do a small painting in a confined space. It’s not quite where I want it to be, but I think I’ll let it ripen a bit and then either work on it more or start a larger version.

Oil painting of corner of screen porch, seen from the inside. A yellow couch in the foreground with two chairs behind it. Brightly lit foliage is visible through the shaded areas of the screen; the sunlit areas appear almost colorless and flat.

Small pochade box fashioned from a cigar box, mounted on tripod, with porch interior behind.


Close up of small jar affixed to front of pochade box, containing mineral spirits and plastic scrubber material for washing brushes.

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