Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Steaming Sidewalk Study
"Steaming Sidewalk Study", 8 x 8, pastel on paper
I have had this reference for a long time and just now decided to tackle it. This is the preliminary study on sanded paper. I really like the way the texture of the paper makes the colors in the steam sparkle. I am going to do a couple of oil color studies because I think the red sidewalk is a bit saturated and makes the whole painting too warm. I am trying to avoid using any photo references for my landscapes these days but cityscapes are a different story. It's too hard to remember all the perspective issues and architectural detail without a reference. More on that in another post!