So this comes from pages in my workbook. We were studying landscape, and more precisely, Peter Doig’s work. The task here was to reproduce a part of a painting we liked. I love the colours in this one! The one on the left is mine, and the one on the right is a part from Doig’s Red House oil painting.
I used gouache paints, after having made a pencil sketch. To be sure that we understood Peter Doig’s work, our teacher made us use the same technique, namely, layering: it’s a bit like separating the scenery as if it was a theatre décor. First the sky in the background, then the house, then the yellow-ish snow and the trees on that part, then the next layer of snow and finally the tree on top of it all.
This is the original piece. It is huge: 200 by 250 centimetres! Doig made it remembering his childhood in Canada.
And a close up to finish off. tiny lines… 🙂