My First Art Opening

The painting continues...time is moving quickly these days...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Street Light

This is finished version of a painting that I started. I just completed it this weekend and may do some more work on it, but then again...I like the quiet feel of the thing.
The color is very sepia toned and the orange foliage pops pretty well. As I look at the small image here, it looks fairly realistic. If you click the image and get a closer look you will see the more painterly bits (as usual, I still don't have the ability to get the photo to work, which may be a good thing. Please see the real thing).
Overall, the painting does what I wanted it to do.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Street Light

In the winter we don't get a lot of sun. When it does come out it is good to get out and absorb as much as you can. You have to become a kind of sun camel to live here.
This is a quite moment and the light was just beaming through the trees. I like the graphic quality of the trees and the one point perspective is always nice. Getting down on the street is a nice change and this is the first of four that are more down to earth.

Better Burnside

This is the updated Burnside Bridge painting that I showed before. I think that it is better. I added more yellow to the sky and water color, which makes it a little less pink. The sky really was more of a light red amber which I think I got close to.
I used a straight edge to do the reflections which is more how the reflections look across water.
I also darkened the bridge piers to give more contrast.