When you commence a Painting challenge, you know things may get tough.
So, I thought it would be helpful to write a list of architectural features so that I would have something to inspire me.
It kinda fell flat this week..
Why? Because the term is Brace and it’s so flexible. I mean a brace could be something holding up a chimney – like in last week’s Twisted Chimney or it could be supporting a roof structure.
But for this week’s painting challenge, I’d decided on the funny plates you see on old buildings. The ones that brace the walls and stop them collapsing. They are braces, right?
Well yes, they do form a bracing function but, after a little research, I found they are actually called Anchor plates.
But even then, there are other names.
This particular type is called a Pattress plate.
I’m so glad I only create architecture paintings and don’t need to know the specific terms.
I love the star shape construction on this particular one. The original picture shows it’s been painted white, which proved an interesting challenge for my particular style. I was concerned that it might end up being overly pale on the right.
Here’s the work in progress image.
But the finished result seems to have turned out well.
I expected the hard part of a painting challenge would be, you know, the actual painting.
But as I progress I’m realising that’s the easy part!
Next week, it’s a door handle and I’ve found so may interesting shapes that I’ve no idea where to start.
I may need help!
(See the rest of the 49 50 Challenge #4950Paintings)