Friday, September 5, 2008

Red House

Red House
24x30, acrylics on canvas

UPDATE: Okay, so I lied. I decided to go ahead and list this at Etsy for a rather large price, but one I would be willing to part with it for. I don't expect it to sell at that price, but if it did, I'd be okay with it. I think. In the meantime, it still has its place of honor on the wall above my staircase.

I think this is finally done. It's currently in what I call "wait-and-see" mode, which means I have to live with it for a while longer before I'll declare it officially and unequivocally completed.

In the earlier version, there was a dark blotch in the sky above the red house. In trying to fix it, I repainted the sky, and realized afterward that it was way, WAY too dark. So I had to wait for the paint to dry, and this morning I repainted it. This color is much closer to the original. But with all those layers of blue paint, it's going to take some time for the painting to fully dry.

I don't think I'm going to sell this one. Once I'm satisfied that it's really, truly done, I'm going to hang it either over my couch or on the dining room wall above the stairwell (we have an open, finished stairwell to the basement). Those are really the only places in my house where there's a wall space big enough to comfortably fit a painting this large.

I'm pleased with the result. I imagine I'll still do a little tweaking here and there, but nothing major. I still need to paint the bottom edge, which will have to wait until the sky is completely dry. Don't want to go messing up things I've already painted by turning it upside down and smudging wet paint. But for now, it's going back on the wall in my den, which doubles as a hanging space for all my finished paintings.


Debra said...

It looks great! I wouldn't want to sell it either...

I like the red house, and also the house/roof on the far found just the right colors to make it look sunlit.

Painting the Light said...


So I put it up on Etsy...for $650. I desperately needed some new work on there, and I figure if anybody's willing to give me that much for it, I'll part with it. If not, great. It can live on my wall as long as it wants to!