Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More of the First Ave. WIP

I never got the time to go back and get another photo of the previous posted image of this painting, but here it is in its current incarnation...

Again, the photo is a little off, but this one is far better. There are some flaws in the painting still, but I'm thinking I won't try to correct much more, although I will finish the areas that are still incomplete.

I am really enjoying painting this...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Spring Afternoon on First Avenue

I haven't forgotten about my Pike Place Market painting, but I want to take more photos. In the meantime, this is what I'm working on now, a work-in-progress from a photo taken not far from Pike Place Market.

This is an 8x10, and I think I should have used a larger format, as this scale seemed to result in difficulties with necessary details. Live and learn. I also need a mahlstick. But I'm pretty happy with the values and the color scheme so far.

(This particular image seems to have colors that are washed out just a little - I may come back and repost a better image.)