Lately I've spent quite a bit of time in the city which has really been inspiring me. Visiting my daughter at university means 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. Initially I wasn't certain how I would utilize any of these images but I've recently completed a painting of Calgary's Stephen Avenue though have decided to set it aside for awhile to be sure that I'm happy with it. It's been interesting as my only experience with a city landscape was last year's painting of the Calgary Tower. I found that after living with it 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. It 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 this scene as I haven't really visited perspective like this since college...and the challenge was a good one.
AIRdirondack Art Project