Thursday, August 8, 2013

A unique place to live in Boston

4 Charlesgate East, Boston
24" x 18" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

This painting of a unique building in Boston was a commission from a woman who was lucky enough to have lived here while she was attending college. Nice, huh? I have to admit I have never seen this building before so when she asked me to paint it, I took a walk down there to check it out for myself in person. It is incredible! The architecture so unique and the location can't be beat. It's near the Charles River, Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. It holds such wonderful memories that she wanted a painting to remember it forever. Can't blame her.

Along the way, I took several in process shots...

Here is the initial sketch stage and my set up:

This is stage 1 where I blocked in the colors:

At stage 2, the right side of the building is painted:

I completed the left side and the surrounding foliage at stage 3:

Then finally at stage 4, shown at the top of the page, I glazed a little color on the right side of the building to give some contrast and better feel for the light.

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