I like to paint cityscapes to practice learning to abstract scenes and focus on big shapes. This was one such exercise. There are just a couple of big shapes and values here: the sky, distant hills, buildings in light and the trees. Once I blocked in the buildings, I added lines here and there to indicate sides, rows of windows, etc.
San Francisco, Golden Ligth – Oil on Linen – 8×10
4 thoughts on “San Francisco in Golden Light”
This piece has a lovely feeling of early morning light-what a wonderful exercise to practice learning abstract shapes while holding the values together. You make it look a lot easier than it is.
thanks for sharing,
Thanks, Faye! I’m enjoying this genre again (along with the figure, those are coming soon).
Heh Ed, What a great site. Really nice light and darks in your work!! Bravo on completing a great plein air blog, first one I ve seen that is so encompassing.I am just begining to blog. You da man, dog!! Silvio Silvestri
Hey Silvio, Great to hear form you! Glad you like ‘da blog 🙂 I took 2008 off from plein air events, but will be back this year. Maybe I’ll see you at SLO. Cheers!