Saturday, March 21, 2015

Library

Library
Acrylic on paper
8” x 10”
Chris Breier © 2013
This is a corner of the library at the Sonnenberg Mansion, I could imagine myself sitting at this desk writing letters with a dip pen.

I enjoyed painting the warm colors of the woodwork; the color of the wood changes dramatically depending on the lighting. The glossy varnish reflects the light from the window so some areas of the wood are almost the same color as the window. The other colors of the desk range from deep orange and dark browns. There were stacks of white chairs for a wedding party outside of the window but I completely edited them out, it’s important to remove the distracting elements.

The globe was a fun object to paint, I wanted to handle it in a painterly manner. The base is a dark oval with a touch of white for the highlight. It’s interesting how a small touch of white can create the illusion of glossiness. 

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