Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
For this piece I wanted to create a similar atmosphere to "tranquil river",( one of my landscape paintings) but within a city theme. I really like the way light reflects in dark water such as on a rainy city street at dusk.
With citiscapes, regardless of the level of abstraction, it is still necessary to be accurate with the lines that separate color or the illusion of perspective diminishes. I used pastel chalk and a ruler to secure placement of important compositional elements before I started painting.
As with most of my landscapes I painted in layers starting with the light background. Much of the blue was too colorful so I used a white wash to dull out the far buildings. As I moved out from the center I used darker colors and more texture using a palette knife.
I am a self-representing artist in Southern Colorado and have been involved in graphic and digital art for 20 years. For the past few years I have been focusing on fine art and painting (especially abstracts and landscapes). My upcoming works will include purely abstract pieces as well as abstract infused landscapes and cityscapes. When an image comes to my mind I have to create it or it will become an obsession. Painting and creating art is very liberating. It is perhaps one of the most natural forms of expression that I use to share my own unique perspective.