Painting With the Masters - Edward Seago

 The Flooded Roof by Edward Seago

The Flooded Roof by Edward Seago

I love this painting by Edward Seago. The grays are so delicate. There is a variety between cool and warm. And the horizon line with the buildings is beautifully painted in such close values. I love the contrast of light and dark - the standing water against the dark buildings. The sky is at once warm and cool and full of lively clouds. I just like the feel of this painting - it takes me there. These are the reasons I chose this painting to study. I have others from Edward Seago that I want to paint in the coming days. There is something about his style that I really like.

I learned so much from this practice. My horizon line ran up hill a little bit so I had to adjust that with my good friend Photoshop. The detail of the painting was tricky. I didn't want to get bogged down in painting the rim of the boat or whatever so I just tried to paint shapes. Seago is truly a master if you look at all the detail in the painting, wowza. I believe his sky was a little warmer and his horizon a little darker. 

Here is my version. This was one of my favorite master paintings to study. I look forward to doing more.

 The Flooded Roof, Beth Cole after Edward Seago - 8 x 10, oil on panel

The Flooded Roof, Beth Cole after Edward Seago - 8 x 10, oil on panel

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--Beth
Soli Deo Gloria