Brush Park Sundown

235_2016 Watercolor ´Brush Park Sundown´ / Fabriano artistico satinized – ca. 76 x 56 cm / 29.9 x 22.0 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

Two days ago I finished this large format, again inspired by the Ransom Gillis House in Brush Park, Detroit. The atmosphere is about what I hoped to achieve but I am still not really satisfied with my technique (too much brush work) and I so the following sketches were done afterwards preparing another try coming pretty soon.

Vor zwei Tagen habe ich dieses großformatige Aquarell fertiggestellt – wieder inspiriert vom Ransom Gillis Haus in Brush Park, Detroit. Die Atmosphäre ist in etwa so wie ich mir das vorgestellt habe aber ich bin nach wie vor nicht glücklich mit meiner Technik ( zu viel Gepinsel), und so machte ich im Nachhinein diese Skizzen in Vorbereitung für einen weiteren Versuch, den ich in Kürze realisieren möchte.

394_2016 Watercolor-Sketches /Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2x 21,0 x 14,9 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862
395_2016 Watercolor-Sketches /Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2x 21,0 x 14,9 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

10 thoughts on “Brush Park Sundown

  1. Yes, beautiful work. I would love to see the real thing rather than just a little image on the screen and perhaps without that immediacy of that should say nothing. However, I’m not sure it is too much brush work but perhaps too many things-What would happen if you left out or diminished the tree on the right? It seems to me that it distracts from what i see as the important feel of the painting,that is the late afternoon sun striking the facade of the house. Also the bright white at the left end of the house is distracting. what would happen if you toned that down with a very light wash?
    Just thoughts-I couldn’t possibly paint as you have. I remain in awe.

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly. I just have some difficulties to transport my painting ´technique´from the smaller formats to the large sheets. I still need larger brushes – 4 times larger than the ones I have. .:-)


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