Thursday, May 29, 2014
#39 - 28th Street & 1st Avenue South - looking South - 11/22/2013
3"x4.25" gouache in Moleskine watercolor pocket sketchbook.
This is the last of this group of black and white sketches. The sketchbook these are
in has 30 pages. My plan is to do ten black and white, ten black and white plus one
color, and ten full color. These limited palette sketches are a nice way to work on things
like my tendency to drift to middle tones.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
#36 - The Incident On 40th Street
(that ended in the alley between Pillsbury and Pleasant).
24" x 36" oil on canvas, 8-5-2013
Here's something a little different.... inspired by something I started a couple months earlier and based on something that happened just prior to painting it. The style seemed appropriate for this one.
One evening in late July after we had come in, there was a very loud crash outside. We ran out to see what it was and found a car askew on the road with its door open and people standing in the alley entrance across the street. The story was that the driver hit three cars on Nicollet and one of them chased him as far as the light pole that he bounced his car off. Then he fled on foot. They chased him down the alley, held him, and called the police. There were empty booze bottles and beer cans in the car. At least the child car seats were empty too.