Cottage in Burton Village

by david smith
(Brockville, Ontario, Canada)

A Cottage in Burton

A Cottage in Burton

The painting surface is masonite (hardboard) covered with a grey gesso. The picture size is 12" x 8". I liked the scene because of the well defined shadows and attempted to give the impression of a well sunlit scene.


I think the windows were the greatest challenge as they tended to look odd if not done carefully.
I am most pleased with the overall tonal balance.
If I were to do it again I would paint it a larger size as it required the use of very small brushes for a lot of the detail work.

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Mar 28, 2011
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Home sweet home
by: Avra

Lovely, Beautiful, Awesome.

Nov 16, 2007
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a cottage in burton
by: betty

i love your painting it is so well done i would love to stay in that house it looks so nice and bright and welcome

Nov 14, 2007
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painting
by: Mary Fraser

i especially love how you did the door way ..beautiful

Nov 13, 2007
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Cottage
by: Vicki

This looks like a photograph. Your details are wonderful. I especially like your shadowing. Well done.

Nov 13, 2007
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Wonderful !
by: Francie

I hope you try this one in a 18 X 24, you did a beautiful job on this one!

Keep that brush a moving.....

Francie

Nov 12, 2007
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Terrific!
by: Balaji

I thought this was a reference photograph!!
Its very nice and does have a very sunlit feel to it.

Nov 12, 2007
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cottage
by: Anonymous

I think you have done an excellent painting of this cottage, only the road lets it down. Could it be touched up to make it a little less rutted and perhaps a more grey or neutral tone would suit better, (just my thoughts) WELL DONE though,
cheers Pearl

Nov 12, 2007
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house
by: dave

nicely done.

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