Friday, January 30, 2015

Monument Ave, Charlestown (Boston)

Monument Ave, Charlestown, Boston
40" x 30" x 2"
Oil with a  palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord
SOLD

Susan and her husband asked if I would paint this scene from Charlestown, MA to go over the fireplace in their home. That is their home on the far right of the painting. They have a great view of the Bunker Hill Monument from their street, Monument Ave. I loved the dramatic perspective of this view and one of the most difficult parts was getting the drawing right before I started painting it. I took this photo below of the drawing before I began to block in the colors.

A photo from an early stage...

And just for fun, Susan sent me an image of the fireplace where they plan to hang the painting so I photoshopped the painting into her picture to give a rough preview of how it might look. She is coming to pick the painting up tomorrow so I hope to hear that she loves it as much in person as she did via email!



2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You've made the architecture itself come to life, Ann. This is beautiful.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

What a great job you did of a complex viewpoint.
Looks fabulous over the fireplace. It is made better by your perspective - looking up under the overhang.
Clever!
I would enjoy knowing anyone who painted their house that bright color.

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