Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Abstract Boston?




Boston from the Footbridge
9" x 12" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled board


I thought the shapes in the reference photo I used for this painting had a very abstract feel and I tried to capture that in this painting.

Of course, I couldn't resist adding just a few windows. And I tried something new in the reddish building in the back. I scraped away the paint with the knife to create the feel of a row windows instead of painting them on top.

5 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful!

martinealison said...

Très jolie peinture... j'ai tant aimé Boston.
Bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

First off, I was amazed at the cinder block detail. Then I realized I could see right through that window behind them! The colors exquisite, the perspective perfect, and once again I am sitting here wondering how you do such beautiful pieces using only your palette knives. You are the best of the best, my friend!

helen said...

Nice - bright and cheery. My husband has started to use palette knives in stead of brushes just lately.

shirley fachilla said...

I so enjoy palette knife paintings and I love you scrapings to create sheer curtains and rows of skyscraper windows. You're
creating great texture variety with that technique.

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