THE LIGHT IN THE CITY

SUMMARY  PAINTING, CITY LIGHTS. ©2013 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DO NOT REPRODUCE REBLOG OR PIN. GOUACHE IN STILLMAN & BIRN BETA JOURNAL

SUMMARY PAINTING, CITY LIGHTS. ©2013 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DO NOT REPRODUCE REBLOG OR PIN. GOUACHE IN STILLMAN & BIRN BETA JOURNAL.

Concrete holds a lot of color if you look closely and pay attention. This is painted in a STILLMAN & BIRN BETA JOURNAL, which has paper with a bit of tooth. Gouache needs some drag, so paper with a slight texture is a move in the right direction.

Summary painting seems to have taken hold of me. The challenge is in the swift deployment and in the attempt to capture a sense of place through light. Faster than a New York minute.

It is a good way to get into the painting practice if you are limited in time and studio space.

Squinting seems to be the best way to judge if the image is going in the right direction. This image used a big flat brush that stymied any urge to create too much detail.

 

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