Before COVID-19 I spent quite a bit of time in the city which really inspired me so, besides my Grandmothers projectand other commissions, I have been working on these 'CityScapes' as well.
Now, visiting my daughter at university in the city means that we have been spending time in areas that I love and haven't been to in some time which means I've gathered several interesting photographs & sketches.
Initially I wasn't certain how I would utilize any of these images but after completing several paintings of Calgary, it's been interesting to me as my only experience with a city landscape was last year's painting of the Calgary Tower.
I found that after living with the work while in progress for a few months I needed to make a few changes, which ended up making me love it.
This included incorporating more acrylic ink and my airbrush which helped the painting by increasing contrast while adding a bit more pattern while at the same time making it more cohesive through layers of glazes.
Anyway, I'm quite pleased with the work as I haven't really visited perspective since college...and challenges are always good.
I hope to continue this project very slowly over time. To view several of the pieces in person, please visit Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond, Alberta.