Friday, June 11, 2010
San Francisco Streetcar
Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
Here's my submission for the June ADNW painting challenge. This fine challenge is put on by Lee Brown, a very talented artist/ photographer. Thank you, Lee!
I used a tight crop to center in on the portion that caught my eye upon first glance at the total photo.
It all came together surprisingly fast.
As always, I tried to make the painting my own...to not slavishly copy the photo.
As humans, we have a tendency to be control freaks when painting. The main thing I have picked up on my daily painting jaunts is to carefully observe what the paint does. If it looks good, then leave it alone and move on. Don't try to control every little line by over detailing. In other words, I try to let the paint control me...not me control the paint.
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Isaiah 64:7 No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and made us waste away because of our sins.