Stages - Romantic Cottage

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Below you we see the various stages of my painting as I go through the process of creating this piece. I also will provide comments and my thoughts during a particular stage. If you are a fellow artist, and you have any questions and/or comments, please do not hesitate to drop me a line.

Romantic Cottage

12 x 12 Oil on Panel

Stage 1

After completing the sketch, I blocked in sky. I need to wait for the sky to fully dry so that I can block in the rest of the painting.

Stage 2

With the sky now dry, I blocked in the rest of the painting. Once it is dry I will begin applying the layers of details.

Stage 3

Completed the sky, and began working on the trees and shrubs on the far side of the cottage. The plan is now to move to the thatched roof before continuing and work on the shrubs in front of the cottage.

Stage 4

Completed the cottage at this point. Its hard to see in the photo, but the windows have lead glass panels. I just love the way the thatched roof came out, and the color really makes it pop.