Just off Highway 141, in the quaint little town of Suamico, Wisconsin, twenty-one miles north of Green Bay, is a beautiful little covered bridge, crossing a creek, on the west side of the road. Covered bridges are becoming a rare sight as there are not many to be seen as you journey through the countryside. I chose to capture this one on my canvas and spent a marvelous day painting out in the fresh air as I rendered it as a value study to be completed in color on my show. A value study is where you paint with only one color to establish a pleasing pattern of lights and darks on your canvas. This method of “under painting” has been passed down for many generations from the days of the old masters.
To view this episode of “Painting Journeys”, click on the highlighted title of the painting, “Covered Bridge” Suamico, WI, or go to http://www.wscssheboygan.com. Go to VOD (video on demand), select the playlist “Painting Journeys.”Covered Bridge“ Suamico, WI.