Monday, March 15, 2010

Castle Green

Once my husband wanted a painting of mine to hang in his office, so I told him to pick one, and this is the one he picked. So it is now his painting, although I can snitch it and scan it whenever I like. For those of you who don't know or can't tell, this is the bridge portion of the Castle Green Apartments (actually condos, now, and commonly known as the Green Hotel, of which it was once part.)

My direct source material for this was my own black and white photograph. Without color for guidance, I let my imagination run amok, sticking kind of close to values. I thought there should be some green, for theme. I painted this in watercolor, uber thick, used like I wanted it to be gouache or acrylic. If it had been, there wouldn't be those annoying areas of visible brush strokes. I think - I hope - they show less in person than in the scan.

This is post number 90, but who's counting? I appreciate all the encouragement I've gotten, and so I'll keep it up. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon.

1 comment:

  1. the distribution of colors reminds of me of the pop art painting of john lennon bust