Cassis Harbor – on the John Lovett trail again.

I was looking at one of my previous John Lovett exercises


 and thought that I should really try again with some JL style buildings.  This is based on a photo of Cassis Harbor.  I even tried the gesso overlay to soften some of the tones on the left – this is not as easy as it looks.

I’m not totally unhappy with this.  Good things :

  •  Trees are good with just enough detail to suggest branches.  
  •  Colors aren’t bad although I probably faded out the buildings to the left too much.   
  •  I like the cadmium orange in the roof which goes well with the greens in the trees and shutters.  

It still has an awkwardness to the drawing and the line work.  Mr Lovett’s comes out as broad confident strokes that suggest detail and add texture.  Mine just look awkward although I think less awkward than before (see


for previous sketches and


 for a less awful one).

Part way through:



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