Painting process

The stages of my painting. The inspiration for this one came from a walk in my neighborhood, I was drawn to this gritty old house and stormy clouds above. I took a photograph and later decided to paint it.


I used acrylic paint on a 20×20 gallery wrapped canvas. It took me about 4 days to complete, on and off painting a few hours a day.



This is the photograph that inspired me, I did tweak the image to adjust to my composition and style of painting.

25 thoughts on “Painting process

  1. Well done Jen! I particularly like the trees and cloudy sky as you portrayed them. Neat to see the picture the inspiration all came from also. Hope you are drying out from yesterday’s wild weather as we are!

  2. Hi Jennifer, I love how wonderfully you have created the reflected lights in the houses! You so made them come to life, much more so than the photo! the white houses in back have a pearlescent glow to them that is gorgeous 🙂

  3. Jennifer, I love your painting. It’s stunning, and that is understating. I love that palette. The magenta really did it for me. The whole thing is just pretty. I love your workstation, too. Great photos all around. Thank you. ❤ ❤ ❤

    1. You made my day thank you SB. I am glad you liked the color I was unsure about it at first because I changed up color of house a bit from the original photo. The purple and magentas appealed to me more.

      1. Well, that’s the thing, making a faithful colour match would look less authentic. I thought the top one was a photo and the lower one a painting, because that’s how our brains process things at first glance. The suggestion is very important. That is the power of colour. Your skill only makes the point clearer.

      2. Interesting how it fools the eye. You are correct on being authentic, I always question myself in early stages of creating until I see it through. I appreciate your feedback!

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