Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"Pastor on the hill" painting tutorial of a different kind!

This is how I started this painting
I just randomly blocked in a background and some little houses


Actually, this is how it started. You can see a bit of it in this
picture I took of my grandson painting.
 I forgot to take a picture of it when I started, probably because
 I had no idea what I was going to do with it and it sat on my table 
for a couple of weeks and then I thought "I have to do something with it" 
and so I randomly started painting houses on it with no thought about how 
It was going to turn out and figured it would paint itself all
 I had to do is supply the paint! And it did! Lol

Then I decided that I didn't like the bottom house and path so I 
added grass on top.
I changed the blue house to red

Added a path

I made the orange house and the church a little bigger

I painted paths added windows and detail on the trees.

Adding more detail

Made changes to the red house, added a hydrangea bush and
White detail etc.

Roof and window details

But then my husband decided it needed an animal


So I decided to make a dog but with the dog and the bush it was too busy so I took out the bush

The doggy is cute but I miss my tree 😞 it just seemed to add more life to the painting with the bush

I took my painting into an app I have on my iPad called Sketch to test out what it would 
look like without having to waste more time and paint. I liked the little bush and I 
wondered if it would look better without the orange house on the hill but I felt it looked
better and more interesting with the orange house. Besides that, it's the Pastor's house.
Where would he live? Right? He can't live with the rest of the people, he has to be 
set apart from the rest. He needs a break once in a while! 

The finished painting

Leon asked why the church was so small(he is always asking questions he shouldn't
Be asking, I think he does it just to iritate me lol) and so I had to come up with a good answer.

Sooooooooo, the church is small because they live in a very small village on the countryside. Duh!
There is only 6 houses there. They don't need a big church, besides that, that is all the pastor can handle.
These people live quite a ways from civilization in a village they call "leave us alone". It's such a beautiful place there and everything blooms together all season long. They only have one dog and he belongs to Pastor Audrey and Carl McNeil who lives on top of the hill. His name is scruffy. 

Now Audrey is a sweet lady, she made all the curtains for the johnson's, Suzy and Fred who live in the pink house and the other neighbors also. She also does all the gardening while the Pastor's wife does all the cooking. 
 Fred is the village carpenter but he has no training, never been to school and has no level to get anything straight but the houses are safe none the less. 
Suzy is very creative and does a lot of things, such as, gardening and painting. She painted the windows of the church and of their Grumpy old neighbor Mr. Lenard and busybody Agustine. You need some of those in every village, keeps everyone on their toes.

They don't let just anyone into their village, they are a pretty fussy and strange bunch and do not like to be disturbed but they allow me to go and sit there to paint my landscapes. They are not really a bad 
Bunch, they kind of grow on you after a while.

Mr. Lenard is a mason but he doesn't like making chimneys so they had a meeting and decided to get heat pumps installed. Being a fussy bunch they didn't like the electrical wires showing and so they buried
Them in the ground, I think it's legal there. 

It's a pretty simple kind of life here, they help each other out and share what they have, their gifts, talents, food and material possession, what little they do have,they share. They may seem strange at first but you know, when you get to know them and can get past their little quirks, they are a pretty decent bunch of people. 

And the moral of the story is! Don't ask stupid questions! Lol. Just kidding!!!

The moral of the story is: 
We should get to know people, I mean REALY get to know people instead of judging them, it just might surprise you on what they are really about. 

 That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Lol

Before     and        after

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