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Mill Green House, Suffolk, painted in pastels

Posted On: Saturday 8th September 2012
Summary: I painted Mill Green House in pastels on the first day of autumn late on in the afternoon

Blog Tags: Outdoor painting   Pastels painting   Buildings   Cambridge Art Academy   

mill green house in pastels painting cottages in pastelsMill Green House is a lovely and very old Suffolk house owned by friends of mine. I painted this in pastels entirely on location, but I include a reference photograph that I took at 9am the same day so you can make your own comparison. I started this late in the afternoon and finished up early evening - about an hour and a half I guess.

I didn't do any line sketching, but started blocking in the foreground grass in shadow using a dark green pastel. Next I blocked in the shape an position of the roof using the saide of a pastel too. Then the shadows on the roof, and walls. Then the sunlit areas on the walls, followed by the windows and doors. To finish I defined the roof ridge with the sky colour, and the two trees.

13"x19" pastel paper. This size just about hits the sweet spot for me.



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