Again, working my way down from top to bottom, I developed the buildings on the left, making sure they all made sense. The windows, shutters and overhangs are all architectural characteristics peculiar to southern Germany, so I want to make them interesting and convincing. I love the textures, everything from the stucco facades to the timbered sides.
After finishing the left, I then worked on the right side. The street lights are a great addition and help move your eye into the distance. Then I did the cobblestone alley, which was a delight to paint. What fun!
At this stage, I've roughed in the plants, the planters, figured out what to do at the end of the alley.
|I will add more flowers and I want to put in a cat.|
I stepped back from the painting, and saw a very bothersome tangent line. The center vertical line of the middle street lamp lined up exactly with the edge of the building behind it. So I moved in about 3/16" to the left. A pain to do, but necessary.
|Cat roughly painted on plastic wrap and positioned in front of one of the doorways.|