Saturday, September 22, 2012

Downtown Alley 10"x 8"

Well, I thought it would be good to try a few new things.  I planned to do this whole thing with a palette knife but I was so inept at maneuvering it that I resorted to the brush for most of it.  I spent 2 days on it and finally decided to just scrape it off.  I'm not sure if I learned anything, but I'll try again.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

House Shadow 8"x 8"

I was really taken with the shadow one house cast on the other.  I wish I could have done the car better.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Broadway Alley at Lawrence 8"x 10"

I'm pretty excited about painting this alley series.  I hope I get a few more days to take photos before the rains come.  I thought the guy was going to be the main thing.  That part was really hard for me.  But when I got to the van it was just plain fun, mixing all those slightly different colors.  I know there's stuff I didn't get right but I really like this one.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

7th Ave. Alley 8"x 8"

Yesterday I decided to try painting inside from photos for a while.  I'm running out of places to go to paint where there won't be lots of people around.  And I love the alleys in my neighborhood.  I just wish they were all as colorful as this one.  It's right next to the Sweet Life Patisserie looking east.
I just got these 8"x 8" panels from Raymar and I think I'm going to like this size for urban landscapes.
A couple problems I had:  I couldn't really see the color of the shadow side of these buildings in the photo.  I hope to go there tomorrow morning to get that right.  The electric lines, I don't know how to do them.  I tried scratching them in but I was too shakey for it to work out.  I guess I'll use a liner brush once it's dry but that's not the solution I'm looking for.