Painting Challenge – Day 5 – Little Yellow Cottage

Painting Challenge – Day 5 – Little Yellow Cottage
September 6, 2013 Sue
"314 West Highland"

“314 West Highland”
Watercolor 5 x 7

This local home was just begging to be painted- quick and on the spot. I used pen and ink first to sketch out the house and get the details in. Then came back in with some simple watercolor washes to give it color. I find that not all paintings have to be labored over, in fact the ones that happen with spontaneity come with a freshness that you just can’t duplicate. In fact ,in this case I made a last minute decision to change the color of the house to yellow from white, why you ask ? I just wanted to!


This post is part of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge with Leslie Saeta. Check out her blog here to see some of the other 300 artists participating in this event



Comments (7)

  1. Suzanne McRae 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Love the house in yellow.

  2. you are amazing…..your keen eyes and painting skill
    all so well practiced and skilled
    that your heart has so much to work with
    when you dive into a project like this…..really wonderful
    to watch and see it unfold!
    Bravo, you….love the beauty you share,

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Jennifer- you make me feel special each time you stop by, warm hugs!

  3. Michele Bergh 4 years ago

    Oh, how I love this yellow home. It feels so bright and cheery!

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Michele,I’m so glad that feeling came through in the painting. That’s just how I felt when I painted it!

  4. Carla Serenko 4 years ago

    This is wonderful! I want to live here. 🙂

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Thanks Carla, not sure how the owners would feel about that though!, ha!

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