It is really difficult to get the perspective right on buildings. Two of us started with a somewhat more easy view which was being more directly in front of the building. The other two painters were off to one side and closer so the lines, angle and perspective was even more complicated. I started with a watercolor sketch and then decided to do the other view as it looked more interesting when I saw it on Ginette's easel. This is the second time I have "stolen" her view. It's a good thing for me that she can't copyright her view. It's always beneficial to sometimes work with others for this reason. You can learn lots and get ideas just by watching fellow artists.
Below are photos that I took of the location and my two sketches/paintings. I didn't get photos of everyone else's work but hopefully I will have a chance to photograph them and include them later.
|The more direct view of the Cornish Library|
|One artist sketching, One artist painting|
|Working the difficult view in oils|
|Nice perspective and shadows|
|The signage looks more like hieroglyphics than english|
|Very tricky to get the angles right|