Friday, August 08, 2014
Monhegan Sketchbook - Over the Meadow
Half way up Horn Hill on Monhegan is a plateau which overlooks the village and Manana. I like the juxtaposition of this house adjacent to to the plateau/knoll and the houses beyond. In the window is a lovely spindle chair, with its shadow on the wall, quietly sitting above the bustle in the village below.
I used photoshop to look at the sketch as a monochrome to see how the values read.. I think the entire village and trees should be dropped down 1/2 a value shift, allowing the highest contrast to be solely in the window. The diagonal of the roof cuts the sketch in half, and it's reading a bit like two paintings. I'll do another sketch with a few changes as another study for an oil painting... and will post for comparison.
Below is a detail from the window in the foreground.
Thanks for looking. I'll keep you "posted" on my progress.