Sunday, February 12, 2012

Behind Art's Tavern, 16 x 20, oil on canvas

I did this from a photo taken at a stop sign in the strip district. It was one of those things you see and say, wow look at the sunlight on that painted building. This is an example where the light would be changing so rapidly that working from a photo makes sense. The telephone poles echo the vertical panels of the fence and reinforce the geometric shapes. Yes that is a dumpster in the lower right. I almost edited it out but liked how it anchored the painting and created another overlapping shape.

6 comments:

  1. you paint really impressive, one has easily the feeling just standing there outside and see / fel it with own one's eyes. marvellous

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  2. Thank you Alexander. I felt this was a little risky with the strong shape of the building placed in the middle of the canvas.

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  3. I enjoy checking in to see your work from time to time. You are always inspirational. I have your Pittsburgh book. Great stuff. I enjoy the momentary effects of light only a photograph can capture and a really bad photograph can sometimes make a good painting. Thanks

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  4. When I buy a new house, it seems to be with something more in it, after many minutes, I think about it--- oil paintings , my house then seems so beautiful!

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