Part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.
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 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!