Saturday, June 28, 2008

Church Street painting almost done

It's nearly there. Just waiting approval from its new owner. This is a bad, bad, bad photo! This is a tough canvas to photograph and there is a lot of reflection happening in the tree area on the right side of the canvas in this photo. I can get one side looking good and the reflection is there on the other.
I'm much more content with the foliage in this canvas than I was with the mural panel at Bueno's. It feels more "tree like" even though it is greatly stylized.

I'm usually very interested in fine detail, as seen in my paintings of glass, architectural detail (as in the painting of the Abbey Chapel Window below, for example) and marbles, so this type of work is always a stretch for me, but the final result, after denying the impulse to be very specific, is light, fun, and yet still remains site specific.

I still favor the detail...


  1. It's great to see this one (the Church Street scene) done. Brings back memories!

  2. holy crap, I thought this was a photo! this is amazing.... reminds me of a large, blue-raspberry slushy with vanilla ice cream on a sunny day.

  3. thanks a million! I'd love a slushy right about now!