Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
#63 - West 39th & Sheridan Ave. S.
9"x12" oil on panel - 09-23-2015 (sold)
A new alley!! It's been a while again.
I'm still trying more limited and neutral palette variations on these.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
#62 - 33rd & Ulysses St. NE - 073115
2.75" x 4.75" gouache on watercolor paper (Moleskine sketchbook)
I've been caught up with so many other things that this project has slowed to a crawl.
I had an opportunity to do this one while I was in NE Minneapolis. There was a nice view from a park across the street looking down this alley. As this continues, I really want to do more on site like this.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Here's one of those "why not..." things.
I gathered up all the paint after I was done working one evening and piled it on a piece of scrap paper. I couldn't toss the paint, so I did this with the muddy paint pile.
I keep it around to remind me to stay loose, not worry about details or "doing it right" (whatever that means).
-1st St & 2nd Ave N - 10-03-2014 6"x6" oil
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
#59 - 13th Ave. & Buchanan St. NE
5" x 7" oil on panel - 04-01-2015
Up in Northeast Minneapolis there are still a handful of unpaved alleys.
If I recall, this one was gravel. I also found a few that are dirt.
These blocks are like a time machine.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
#58 - West 45th St. & Grand Ave. S.
9" x 12" oil on panel 02-04-2015
This one was a commission and the preference was for a winter scene. Because it was a relatively mild winter, and I had to wait a few weeks for enough snow before I could start this one. We finally got enough for the picture, but over the course of the winter the snow never really amounted to more this this at any one time. I think winter enthusiasts were a little sad, but I have to admit I was okay with it.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
#57 - 32nd St. & Lyndale Ave. South
5" x 7" gouache on watercolor paper-12-27-2014
A cold and foggy mid-winter afternoon near a friend's place.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
#53 - 36th & Nicollet (#1)
30"x40" oil on canvas, 8-26-2014
This is the largest of the alley paintings so far.
A gouache sketch was the main reference.