New Painting

May 23, 2012

One more post before another Tylenol 3!

This painting is based on another photograph from the Irish Photographer Joseph Hogan (used for reference with permission).  I have previously used his photography for the painting ‘Winter Barn’ (posted below).  It is the second painting of it, as the first crashed and burned at the last minute when applying the wash of burnt umber for the shadow.

Like most watercolours, it had to be thoroughly thought out before beginning.  It was deceptively difficult even though it looks rather a simple and straightforward subject.

Here is a preliminary look at it while in progress . . .

 

Initial wash of diluted Burnt Umber . . .

 

more detail added . . .

 

nearing completion . . .

 

 

The finished painting . . .

 

“Poppa’s Chair”
7.5″ x 10.5″ watercolour on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press Paper

 

It is a painting with a Father’s Day theme, now hanging in The Old Courthouse Gallery here in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Tylenol 3 here I come. . . .

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50 Responses to “New Painting”

  1. Thank you very much and please forgive this extremely tardy reply!

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  2. Lance,
    Your paintings are so wonderful … I particularly liked this one with the chair … it looks like such a nice place to sit and read a book.

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  3. ShimonZ said

    Haven’t heard from you for quite a while, and wondering how you are…

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  4. kofegeek said

    i love the light lance, good work 😉

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  5. Micah said

    Love the window reflections on this!

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  6. Dearest Lance,

    Just looking through your blog as I was reviewing some of my earlier posts from last January and February. Just wanted to let you know that I have thought of you and your inspiration to me as a watercolour artist many times throughout this year. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, thinking, or feeling, know that you are thought of and remembered very fondly. Blessings, Lorelei

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  7. Lance, you have to be there somewhere! I think of you often and hope you have recovered and are feeling fine by now. I miss you.
    Wishing you the best New Year!
    George

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  8. niasunset said

    I hope and wish you are fine dear Lance, I missed you and your beautiful posts… Love, nia

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  9. niasunset said

    Hi dear Lance, I can’t hear you for a few months, how are you, I hope and wish you are fine. Greetings and Love, nia

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  10. thank you so much for taking a moment to comment and be so encouraging, Judy. We know one another, yet this is so out of context that I’m unable to recall how!

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  11. judy sims said

    beautiful, feels very warm and familiar in a good way.

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  12. You always make me feel so good, George, thank you once again. This darn back pain is being very persistent this time around, to the point where I either stand or go to bed! Sitting is the most difficult.

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  13. There is such a soft and wonderful feeling here. The reflection of the window brings it all together so wonderfully with your masterful use of light and shadow. I love this painting. It makes me feel at home.

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  14. Nuno said

    Beautiful. And thanks for showing (and explaining) the process.

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  15. It kinds of sends a thrill to see the word Vermeer there, Diane, and I’m so pleased you like the mood of this. I am enjoying your postings of wildflowers and memories and poems. My back problems were traced to these new ‘shape ups’ shoes I bought. thank you for your concern!

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  16. This reminds me of a Vermeer without a figure in it. Gracefully stark and intriguing…the light ‘shaped’ like the window is perfect!

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  17. Roxi St. Clair said

    Looks just like my grandpa’s favorite chair he used to sit in… brings back fond memories. Very nice job!

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  18. Thank you very much, Lisa on both counts. I feel much better!

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  19. I’m struck by the unusual composition and I have to say how much I like! Excellent piece! Hope your back is on the mend!

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  20. thank you Pablo for taking the time to give me your kind and encouraging words!

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  21. I’m delighted. Thank you. And that photo of The Vatican is just wonderful.

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  22. you are so blessed with such talent … amazing painting ! seeing the painting in steps of completion makes you appreciate the final work more !

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  23. Thanks for sharing it.
    Absolutely beautiful, and I loved seeing the progress.

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  24. thank you Nonoy my good friend.

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  25. thank you very much. pain is part of life–but I’m not used to this particular one.

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  26. thank you very much, monique–I appreciate your concern!

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  27. you are so encouraging!

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  28. ShimonZ said

    Very interesting play of light and shadow on the wall. Wishing you a quick finish to this pain.

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  29. Try safeway (forgot the name), they usually have a small section for muscle ache pain…check if they have it…sometimes, they include asian meds

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  30. nonoymanga said

    Exceptional art, capturing all the important elements of the original photo. the lighting ray of the sun is impeccable. thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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  31. Thank you Nia, so much!

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  32. Thank you so much, Saroja!

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  33. thank you Francina–thank you for coming by and I’ll visit you soon!

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  34. thank you–and I love your posting about garage sale-ing!

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  35. niasunset said

    Wonderful painting, you are amazing as always dear Lance. Thank you, with my love, nia

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  36. thank you for the tip, Jen. Of course, Kamloops doesn’t have Asian specialty stores! (smile) Actually, there is one small store which may have this patch–so I’ll see.

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  37. I LOVE watching your process unfold….what a fantastic approach for the viewer…..to appreciate this wonderful piece! Thank YOU for sharing!!

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  38. Many thanks to you Vikki, and I am there myself this coming Saturday (bad back and all–though hopefully eased by then) from 10 to 1 p.m. Would love to see you.

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  39. oh thank you again! The last photo was taken in poor light and I overworked it when processing. It’s really a leather chair and looks like one when viewing the painting itself. I am so pleased you took the time to tell me it reminds you of your own memories!

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  40. Lance, this is wonderful! I love seeing the progression of a work and you did not disappoint! The final painting is lovely and evocative – I love the play of light – but I must say that this reminds me of my grandmother’s scratchy velvet furniture (seems like an oxymoron – maybe it wasn’t velvet!) in which i sat on many visits. I didn’t mind the scratchiness – but your image evoked a multi-layered memory of color, feel, and smell that was priceless. Darn effective for artwork filtered through the web – Bravo!

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  41. Vikki Ferguson said

    Try an Ibuprofin, instead of Tylenol! Its a muscle relaxant, as well as a pain killer. So sorry about your back. Nothing is worse for an artist!

    Your water color is lovely, and I’ll make a point of going to see it at the Courthouse.

    Sure hope your back is improving by now.

    Vikki

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  42. futlooz said

    wow! I really like the play of light. Yet another talking painting 🙂

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  43. Francina said

    It always so neat to see how your paintings evolve from white paper. Me too, like the light from the window.

    Ciao, Francina

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  44. rhondablue said

    Beautiful painting. I love the light from the window shining in the back.

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  45. orples said

    You did a wonderful job on this painting, Lance. I love the warped shadow of the window pane on the wall … I think that is what gives the painting it’s simple character. And of course, since I’ve never been able to master watercolors, I stand in even more awe of your painting. Great share. 🙂

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  46. magsx2 said

    Hi,
    Very nice, and the frame is gorgeous as well. I love the effect of the light shinning on the wall and a bit of the hanging picture as well, I think it looks great. 😀

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  47. MoniqueE. said

    Love it! Glad you are going to the doctor…good luck and keep us posted if you can.

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  48. Love your work…another exceptional painting !
    PS…Try salompas patch..it helped me a lot with my back ache..You can get it in Asian specialty stores..

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