Victorian House Waxahachie, May 8, 2010

Waxahachie Victorian

After spending the morning of Saturday, September 8 north of Hillsboro, Texas painting a 1950 Chevy Sedan Delivery, my buddy Chris and I drove over Highway 77 to Waxahachie to paint in the early afternoon light.  I took a shot at this Victorian home a few weeks ago, but never finished it (probably posted on the blog).  On this day, rather than be overwhelmed at the complexity of all those architecutral angles, I chose to concentrate on the vertical, hoping to get all the way to the flower bushes in front.  After 90 minutes, fatigue finally caught up with me (I had already invested 2 1/2 hours on the other painting and then a 30 minute drive over to Waxahachie, not to mention that the first painting was a one-hour drive from my home).  I chose not to dive into the center of the house (with all the complexities of porch, shadows, door and window details, etc.), and tried to splash some color at the bottom and suggest all the beautiful things growing in the front yard.  I like the way this one is going, and my get back to completing it.  Today however, I have this huge, 24 x 18 poured painting of the ’50 Chevy in progress, and I would like to push that a little further down the road.

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3 Responses to “Victorian House Waxahachie, May 8, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Wishing you good progress today. I love Victorian homes but they are very complex and time consuming to paint. I know you will do justice to this lovely home.


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you. Victorian homes wear me out. I’ve only tried two, but they intimidate me. I love looking at Edward Hoppers watercolors of this subject, and really hope I can settle into some of them myself.


  2. artbythepaintedbrush Says:

    I’m so looking forward to seeing the completion of this one, You shouldn’t be intimidated it looks stunning already. What a painting this will be.


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