House Shapes from my Sketchbook
I took a workshop earlier this week from Sandra Strohschein. It was great - lots of information. She used these brushes and had them available to purchase, so now I'm obsessed and can't put them down.
This painting is about 7 X 11. These cottages are from my "collection" of simple house shapes in my sketch books. I love houses of any shape, size, or style, and often when I go to paint them, they don't always end up in their original settings. In real life, these are surrounded by many other cottages, but as I sketched them, I liked the way "the viewer" could, maybe, just walk over that ridge to the beach instead of more cottages and the highway.
Art is a control thing. You can make a subject anything you want!
Go out and sketch some cottages or houses in the city, country or by the beach - then put them in any setting you want. It's not about reality, it's about the composition.
Have fun with it!!!