Tuesday, March 12, 2013

extra daylight


I don't know about you, but having that extra daylight last night was such a treat.
Very often, I work from client's photos.  All of my work is done by hand and I begin by looking at the photo and figuring out ways to add lightness and brightness.
It is not plugged into a computer.  Again, I do everything by hand.
It is important to firstly focus in on what is the main attraction.  I spend lots of time looking at all the details and make a list of all the things that I love.  I love the round black awning at the front door and the black shutters.  The brick road in the front is amazing although I know that I need to keep the attention on the house and make you want to go to the front door and find out more about what's inside.
The light is streaming in from above although the shade seems so inviting under one of those gorgeous tall trees.  

Many readers ask me to explain a bit of my process and how I work.
I am always happy to answer any of your questions.  

Are you enjoying that extra hour of daylight in the evening.  It is nearly seven am and it is pitch black but later today, that extra daylight will be so appreciated.

10 comments:

Ann said...

You are so talented
and very creative.
I wonder if you also skip on eating and sleeping like other artists do when concentrating on a project. I do hope not.

pve design said...

Ann,
Thank-you. I used to be better at staying up late and working while my family was sleeping. I still love that because there are no interruptions but I think it is best to work by the daylight and eating right is so important. I am going to start running again and hope to do a 5K in May!
pve

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

So pretty, Patricia! No extra sunshine on this rainy day today!

xoxo

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

LOVE it!!! Can't wait for you to do my house!!! Once I get the perfect pic :)

CDS said...

It is nice to have a longer day! :)

Charulie said...

I love your work. Thank you for sharing it.

MJH Design Arts said...

I love daylight savings days. That extra hour makes me just hmmmmm along (and Jones is more sure of going to the park).
Mary

BRASWELL said...

That painting of the home is charming + as are you. Thanks xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing a bit about your process and thinking. It's always fun to see the photo and your rendition. So cute.

annie said...

Patricia,
You are so talented...your client must be very pleased! I love all the details...looks like they live on a brick road.
xo
annie