South Facing Window, North Facing Window.

South facing window (with evergreen tree), 2021, acrylic on panel, 10in. x 12in.

North facing window (with lilac tree), 2021, acrylic on panel, 9in. x 12in.

I finally finished off these two little bedroom window paintings last week. And just in time, as the lilac tree in the black curtain room is about to leaf out. The light has also changed quite a bit from the time I started them a month ago. I set up at the end of the hallway and these are the two bedrooms at the end of the hall so I would start on the north facing room and then turn my easel to paint the south facing room in the afternoon. When I started painting them I would start on the north facing room painting around 11:30 in the morning, and then turn my easel to paint the south facing room around 1:30 in the afternoon. Last week in order to get similar light I had to start the north facing painting around 2:30 in the afternoon, and then start the south facing room around 6:30. That slash of sunlight in the red curtain room that fell at 3:30 in the afternoon a month ago, is now closer to 7:30 in the evening. The quality of light is also warmer now, so I ended up completely repainting the grey walls in a warmer grey.

Here is my set-up at the end of the hallway. I set a plastic shower curtain down to contain my mess, and at the end of a painting session would just gather up all the paints into a bundle (like those circular Lego mats that fold up into storage bags) and move the whole bundle into the spare room until I was ready to paint again.

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2 thoughts on “South Facing Window, North Facing Window.

  1. I think my favourite thing about these paintings is the curtains. They are really beautiful and I love the light reflecting on them and the way you captured the transparency of the cloth.
    Very tranquil work, and your painting spot looks perfect.

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