Tuesday, March 18, 2014
"Annapolis Rain", 9 x 12, oil on linen panel
I've been working on several rainy day scenes and cityscapes over the past few weeks. I haven't been able to post anything because they have all been in different stages of development. This process just takes a lot longer than direct alla prima painting. I am trying to create a mood with these paintings rather than just presenting a scene. I like all the different textures of a rainy day in the city: reflections, wet pavement, misty atmosphere and the patina of old buildings. It's a struggle to suggest all these different textures but that is part of the process. So I guess these paintings are as much about the process as the actual subject matter. Hopefully there will be a couple more paintings ready to show by the end of the week.