Red House

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.

http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d51282/d5128268l.jpg

This is the original piece. It is huge: 200 by 250 centimetres! Doig made it remembering his childhood in Canada.

Oh and we also had to make a sort of palette for the basic colors we used, although I kind of mixed them up on the page anyways. Here it is!

And a close up to finish off. tiny lines… 🙂

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4 Responses to Red House

  1. zaza says:

    I like the portion of the painting you chose to copy. Why did you choose this artist?

  2. Lix says:

    i didnt really choose the artist on my own. our teacher gave us a book from which we each chose the painting we liked the most, and she made photocopies. but i really do love his work. especially the colours!

  3. Alain says:

    While the colours are not exactly the same, your work does not look like a copy but a creation of your own. It has its own personality, maybe a little bit colder. Nice work!

  4. xoxocrazychick says:

    im about to start a blog too ! 🙂
    i love this bttw its so pwetty
    xoxocrazychick

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