Painting Challenge – Deciding what to do when there’s too much choice.

#Brickwork, #architecture. Gable end of Well Street Centre, formerly Well Street School n Buckingham. Painted in watercolour and acrylic ink on watercolour paper

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

 

I’ve struggled with the 4950 Painting Challenge.

Some weeks, it’s been to find a single example of my painting subject. This week I’ve had the opposite problem…

Too much choice.

This week’s challenge #15 was a Gable End. but instead I ask.

Have you tried looking for Gable Ends?

Those pesky architectural features are everywhere!

Just look at roof height wherever you are in a city, town or village. Well. Buckingham has just as many.

Being busy sorting out the studio ready for opening, it was so easy to procrastinate. I would share all my choices, only there were so many to choose from. I’d need a month of posts to share them all.
The only solution was to pick one and just get started. I  put my blinkers on and narrowed it down to 4 possibles and, eventually, picked one.

I settled on The Gable end of Well Street School.

Or rather the day centre known as The Well Street Centre, as it is now. A fine example of a Victorian School. High windows, so the children can’t see out. You wouldn’t want them to be distracted and see the outside world now, would you?
I’ve no work in progress photos this week. I was focusing on getting it done, following all the procrastinating, and forgot to take any before I’d finished.

Here’s the image I worked from instead.

#Brickwork, #architecture. Gable end of Well Street Centre, formerly Well Street School n Buckingham. Digital Image
Gable end of Well Street Centre, formerly Well Street School n Buckingham. ©2018 Cathy Read

Which Translated into this painting

#Brickwork, #architecture. Gable end of Well Street Centre, formerly Well Street School n Buckingham. Painted in watercolour and acrylic ink on watercolour paper
©2018-Cathy-Read-15-Well-Street-School-Watercolour-and-Acrylic

The painting was far more detailed in my head but the detail was lost in the creation process. One reason why I love to work big, when I can.

This week I intend to play catch up and focus on painting as much as I can.

 

 

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