Thursday, October 4, 2012
Q Street Bridge from Northside (20 X 16)
Rock Creek Reflects (20 X 16)
Rock Creek Reflects (40 X 30)
Shad Dreams Under Q St. Bridge (36 X 48)
Kirby in Red, Blue, and Brown (40" X 30")
Rock Creek Limited Palette #1 (18" X 24", oil on paper)
Rock Creek Limited Palette #2 (24 X 18", oil on paper)
Rock Creek Limited Palette #3 (24 X 18", oil on paper)
This series started as a warm-up sketch with a limited palette of white, burnt umber, and ultramarine blue. On the first two I couldn't resist throwing in some burnt sienna as an afterthought. The third is pure. The technique is inspired by Van Gogh's approach to drawing.
Rock Creek from Q Street Bridge (16 X 20)
Under Mass Ave Bridge (20 X 16")
Railroad Bridge #4 (12" X 24")
Part of an ongoing, but slowly unfurling series down at the West Potomac Park at Haines Point.
Children at High Tide (30" X 40")
I took almost two years off from painting from photos, but I'm back at peace with the concept. This is painted from a 3x5 snapshot taken of my niece and nephew at the beach.