With the shadows blocked in on the wall, it is time to develop the shake siding. I am using two main color mixes. These lighter and darker taupes are made with titanium white, raw umber, van dyke brown, paynes gray, and yellow ochre. I also use the more blue shadow color and drag it across the lighter shakes to give them a distressed look.
Shake siding is common in New England, especially on the coast. As I work (and work) on this piece I am thinking all shake siding should be outlawed! My next thought - why did I want to paint this?????