Cottage in Burton Village
by david smith
(Brockville, Ontario, Canada)
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.