Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Snow in New York

This painting was for the Follow the Master Feb 2010 challenge, and was modeled after Robert Henri's Snow in New York, done with oil on 9.5"x12.5" paper. It's a good study on pespective. The center of the perspective is in the far distant building, and the painting started out as a drawing of pespective lines, like the rays from the sun.

The original painting was grey in the background, and the buildings in the foreground were very dark, and there were pops of bright red on various people and yellow mud. I started with light layer of paints, gradually built up. I kept the foreground buildings lighter than the original since for one I couldn't see too well from the internet photos what the darknes were intended to be. The snow on the top half of the painting was various light grey, sprayed on with a tooth brush. The snow was done using shades of grey and white with a palette knife.

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