Tuesday, August 4, 2009

San Francisco afternoon


20 x 13.5
Oil on Board
I decided to try the challenge from Different Strokes from Different Folks. I enjoy city scenes, so this one kind of fit in. Also, it wasn't a rain picture! I usually like to experience a place or scene first hand, so it was a little difficult just going by a photo. I also tried to keep it loose and not attempt too much detail.

10 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Wonderful! I love the wonderful impressionist quality.

splynch said...

You have done well here. I find it incredibly hard to paint from someone else's photograph, unless I am already very familiar with the scene.

Mark Bridges said...

This is nice and i like your string of cars.

Ann Rogers said...

Very impressionistic and your light and darks have created a nice depth to the painting.

Carol Horzempa said...

Beautiful painting...love your brushwork!

Claire said...

I love the loose way you painted the buildings - not too much detail, and very authentic. Nice, very nice!

Angela Elledge said...

Well done on this challenging subject. Love your rainy paintings!

Becky Drees said...

The colors are PERFECT. I love it!

dominique eichi said...

LOve your shadows for your rendition of DSFDF

Barbara M. said...

Good for you. Nice work.

Take care,

Barbara