Monday, November 28, 2011

Larger Work: A Boston Perspective

A Boston Perspective
36" x 24" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board

Polo and I are getting ready for our show that opens this Friday at Gallery 9 in Norwood. I wanted to include at least one large piece so I chose this Boston view to try. These larger pieces are quite the undertaking and this view in particular was a perspective challenge to say the least. As I look at it now, I can see several things that still aren't quite right, but I'm hoping that it's still believable and unmistakably Boston. That was my goal. Can you identify the street corner that this painting captures?

This painting took several days to complete. I took this photo below after day 1 to show you the painting in process which I think is interesting to see.
I am always amazed at how much time the "finishing" work takes when preparing for a show. The varnishing, framing, wiring, signing, pricing, etc... Lots to think about and finalize, but come Friday-we'll be ready!


Bill Fogle said...

Beautiful! Nice to see it in an earlier stage, too.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Ann. This is beautiful and I love the details you've included in the lovely architecture of the buildings! I also love the Santa showing in the thumbnail that says "Naughty or Nice?" Your work always blows me away!

Good luck to both you and Polo for your show!

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