Thursday, October 7, 2010

Opera House, Boston


Opera House, Boston
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
12" x 12" x .75"
SOLD

I originally intended for this painting to be more abstract shapes and then found myself getting obsessed with painting the windows again. I took this reference photo looking down the Ave de Lafayette at The Boston Opera House (the white building) on Washington Street. Again, I was attracted to the juxtaposition of old and new Boston all sandwiched together.

We had a discussion in painting class about that triangle roof-I struggled with it's perspective in order to make it believable. What's interesting is that I was googling images of the Opera House this morning and found some earlier photos where this buidling had a different roof. Later photos showed scaffolding around this building so that must have been a recent update. Kind of strange that they added such a modern roof to an otherwise historic looking building. Do you think they were trying to make it blend it better with the brandy new building that popped up behind it?

4 comments:

Kerry Hawkins said...

It is a bit odd over there but I really like your painting

Nancy Goldman said...

It amazes me that you are able to paint these detailed cityscapes with a palette knife. I love it.

Katie May said...

Funny thing is I saw this painting before I read your commentary on it and thought "I love all the windows"!
I love all the angles. :-)

Siret said...

This is also very nice! You have great style :)

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