Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A cabin for scribble picnic @dotty-hill

I honestly do not think I have ever painted a cabin before. I rarely do houses or architecture, so I almost didn't play along with this challenge at the newly created "scribble picnic" @ Michael Macvean's blog
But I am glad I did, the first two tries were so horrible I couldn't even keep them, truly, I think I was trying too hard to be realistic and I guess that is not my style. 

 
Then this little cabin showed up and I liked it and remembered how to paint again so I did three more....
I liked doing them so much I have now even started a girl with a cabin in the background but don't have it ready to show yet..... 
So I guess I am saying... thanks for the challenge!

15 comments:

  1. I like the top one but the cabins at the bottom looks good too as they seem to become more detailed/decorative. shame I can't see the images larger,

    good take on the theme. have a lovely day.

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  2. Andrea,
    They are great! Love the soft touch and shadows. It seems like night is falling on your page as the shadows deepen.

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  3. you are very good at cabins, well done, I love them all!

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  4. That's awesome. Sometimes we do need a push to show us what we are capable of. I love your cabins.

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  5. they are all wonderful
    i really like looking at them
    your way with colors is inviting

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  6. You have done exceptionally well for having never painted a cabin before. Awesome job on all of them, Andrea. :)

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  7. Andrea, each piece got more develped as you went along, I think! I so apprecaite how you did not give up on the cabin as initially considering b/c it all turned out wonderfully. In fact, your very bottom piece, the almost haunted looking cabin is my favourite with it's almost Victorian charm. Now, I want to see your other piece too so please be sure to add it and let me know! :)

    Great job and thank you so much! I loved seeing your process and all the renditions you did here. Really adds to the art collective! :D

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  8. P.S. One final note I forgot to add, you are funny/different that way: most people are intimidated by people and you draw them all the time, whereas something like a simply cabin would be so much easier! Haha. It takes all sorts!

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  9. I like the way you challenged yourself and then built upon it once you found a comfort level. And they are all outstanding!

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  10. I agree that buildings are a challenge, but these turned out great! And I'm glad you put the resting bench beside the one.

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  11. You really did work hard on this I'm sure - and they are all wonderful with those beautiful washes for the backgrounds.
    Mary -

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  12. Wow ... I love them all! the one on the bottom .... looks like somewhere I'd like to live :)

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  13. Wonderful cabin paintings. I LOVE the mood you set with your shading. I cant decide which one I like more. Each have their own tug at the spirit to step inside and escape from the craziness of life! :)

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  14. all of those cabins are great! :D

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  15. All of them are lovely but I do love the wonky one at the bottom. All beautifully painted.

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