|Traveler Chrissy( Dark shirt), her fiance and wedding couple Jay and Chelsea|
|View of the summer camp.|
|Some of the tents that they slept in.|
"Cliffside" was the name of Jay and Chelsea's cabin. This cabin was tucked in a corner, behind the trees, on the cliff, facing the water. As I walked up to it floored the first time, I was awed by the simple beauty of the trees, water, and decor surrounding their quaint love shack. In front of the cabin was a bench that looked onto the water. The only thing that prevented a thirty foot plummet down the cliff into the water was a rustic wooden fence that bore the name "Cliffside." We knew we wanted to do something unique and special for their wedding gift and as soon as I saw their cabin location, I started taking photos. With the help of James, the painting is a re-creation of the most magical, wonderful, and fitting weekend for our special friends: Jay and Chelsea.
The Traveler Painting "Cliffside"
These are the photos Chrissy sent to work with.
I liked the top left photo for the cabin, the right one for the water,
the bottom left for the milk carton and clothes line, and the railing from the last one.
|The Painting design is sketch on canvas first. The tough thing about this painting will be making the verticals work and keep interesting. Their shadows should help with that.|
|The dark values are painted in first. This is how I start almost every painting.|
It's a great way to get the structure for the painting down.
|Mid tones are painted in next. That is the grass and trees mostly.|
|The painting is blocked-in now that the water and sky have been added. |
Time to start making adjustments.
|Starting to work on defining the rail. I took my time and scraped and painted |
the words in with my palette knife.
|Clothes line and milk carton are now in. I also added two clothes pins. |
Now for a few more changes and it should be there.