Wednesday, September 08, 2010
City Beat 11
7x5 oil on panel
$100 + s/h
Its been a long time since I've done some of my bird's-eye-view paintings but I felt the desire to play with this perspective again. Its fun to experiment with the simple design and flat ground of an aerial view - and the shadows almost tell more of a story than the figure - in some cases.
What I am learning about these small paintings in general, as I begin doing them again regularly, is to paint something simple, and to allow my brush to just touch the panel in places and not blend or scrub too much. I practice just laying on the color, sometimes almost blocky. It carries into my larger pieces too and I like the effect. In the larger works, I use this technique to put in those final highlights, the "money shots" as Skip Whitcomb described them!