Thursday, October 7, 2010

Opera House, Boston

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

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?


kerry hawkins art and photo 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.

ArtGirl 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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