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

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4 thoughts on “San Francisco in Golden Light

  1. 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,
    Fcp

  2. 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

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