I've started a new series which I've been thinking about for a year...cityscapes. I live near some eclectic urban areas in St. Louis and I want to paint some of them. I love to find bright, dramatic light on buildings and streets. I enjoy seeing people moving about doing their daily activities. So, I recently took a photo day with my husband, driving around the city in search of special shots. Here's one that caught my eye:
I love the puddle with the reflection of that building. The orange and blue color combo, plus the three people really works. So, here's what I've done so far:
I'm trying out acetate (drafting film), which is brand new for me. I love it! It takes colored pencil great, with less layers. I can apply the color to both sides for a rich, saturated look. I've already done half the piece (it's 11" x 14") in only 3 days. I usually work 3 weeks on Stonehenge paper. I'll post the finished piece soon!