Saturday, October 17, 2009

San Fran Rooftops


Close ups

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.

This painting is my submission to Karin Jurick's DSFDF.

The hard, straight lines of cityscapes have made me shy away from this genre. For this challenge I decided to really loosen up-go with invented color-to use many small dabs of paint similar to a rough pointillism. I wanted to get away from the up-tight "painting within the lines" feel.
It was a fun challenge...although intimidating at first.

Available
This painting has been placed on Etsy. Click here to view or purchase.

See my art on eBay

My Etsy

Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

15 comments:

  1. LOL - I think I qualify as "up-tight" along with all my paintings! But I do love what you've done to add texture to the background AND foreground - It adds a lot of interest to this piece!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It appears Van Gogh was channeling through your paint brush. This is just gorgeous! I love your choice of colors. What a gem this is.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Deb...Thanks!
    Your little paintings are really amazing! Love the dappled texture you're getting!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sheila...You always make me feel better than I have a right to feel...Lol! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey I like this. Love the sky the strokes and color. WOW

    ReplyDelete
  6. You actually make the cityscape look good to do! It's a wow Dean.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dean I cannot see you being intimated by much when it comes to your art. You tackle every subject I've seen thus far quite beautifully. I absolutely love the way you handled the sky in this piece. It just keeps drawing my eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You seem to be totally confident with all matter of subjects!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the treatment of the sky! And the colors!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Incredible painting, Dean. You made wonderful color choices, and as usual I love your confident, strong brushwork. What a gem!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love all those spots of color in the sky and the addition of those dark, spooky buildings in the back with the orange lights in the windows. A nod to Halloween??? Really great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great interpretation Dean! Love the purples...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your colors a so warm yet scintillating. Great entry.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Amazing colors and sky!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one - great piece, my friend!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails