Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Behind Club Street

"Behind Club Street"
6"x6" Oil on Gessoboard
$120 Unframed
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This little guy is on the street just behind Club Street, Gemmill Lane. I'm really starting to see colors in shadows, which is really exciting. Right now it is really only when looking at photos, but I've been going out to get photo references and sketching more right now than I have been, so hopefully I'll start seeing in person soon too. It feels like a paradigm shift. At the edge of a lot of shadows there is either an acidy yellow-brown color, or like a crazy pthalo blue. This seems to happen mostly with white (or light colored) buildings and super strong sunlight, when the shadow takes on almost a blue hue.

A great example of an artist that over-exaggerates those colors is Wayne Thiebaud.

Here's another great example of how he exaggerates the shadows. 


  1. LOVE Thiebaud! Great example of gorgeous shadows! Love the outlining of your shadows too, this makes such and interesting transition between light and shade!

    1. Karen, you should have been the other artist I mention that does this. Your still life paintings just vibrate with color in their transitions :)


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