Friday, August 7, 2009

Streets of San Francisco



Streets of San Francisco
Oil with a palette knife on canvas paper
12" x 8"
SOLD

Here is my entry into this week's Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge. I was confused when Karin referred to this as a view of Lombard Street because I always thought that was the crazy winding street, but perhaps this is the climb to get there and then you descend down the other side? 

When I first saw the photo I was excited because it immediately brought to mind one of my favorite artists, Richard Diebenkorn. I dug out the big orange book I had about his work and found this painting. I wanted to use his work as inspiration for my painting.

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Richard Diebenkorn
Oil on Canvas
81 13/16" x 69 1/2"
1963
Collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum

I started with a sketch again to warm up....
And then launched in on the painting last night. I think it will make a nice companion piece to the NY Madison Avenue painting and the other scenes of Boston in my View from a Cube series. A new "Streets of..." series might be in the works. 

10 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I love how you interpreted this piece with your palette knife...well done!

Mark Bridges said...

very nice knife work.

Andrea said...

I love your painting and I think the series is going to be a fun journey. Thanks for your inspriation. ANDREA

Ann Rogers said...

Your palette knife work adds such a great dimension to the entry and works so well with the buildings, along with your choice of colors.

Debbie said...

You are my inspiration!Nice work.

dominique eichi said...

Nice palette wok here for this challenge.

Andrea said...

Ann,
Thanks for your comments on my blog! YOU amaze me on how you are able to capture this with a palette knife! GREAT job ANDREA

Carol Horzempa said...

Ann, I love your palette knife work, great job!

Christine Bray said...

Thank you for your comment on my painting. It means a lot when I know you specialize in palette knife paintings. I really like this series.

Trisha Lamoreaux said...

Ann, Your knife work is wonderful. It's nice to find a more of our kind!

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