Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Different Destinations-Cityscape

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to The Street View Challenge at DPW posted by the one and only Carol Marine.

Carol snapped this photo on a recent trip to San Francisco. Our challenge was to paint our version of it or use our own photo.
I have always felt somewhat intimidated by cityscapes with all the straight lines and details. On the other hand, the photo opened a great deal of opportunity to crop, change, and interpret. And that's always a lot of fun! So thanks, once more, Carol for a great challenge!

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

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Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."


  1. Excellent cityscape, Dean!!!

  2. Great painting! I love the cars - really well done!

  3. you did a fabulous job of zooming in and cropping...looks excellent!

  4. A tough challenge but you handled it with skill, Dean. I love the grittiness of the streets you've captured.

  5. What a fabulous job on handling the color of the light, Dean.
    The painting has a glow to it...I love some of the value/color changes. The post is one of them.
    Pat yourself on the back for a job very well done!

  6. I really liked how you cropped it Dean, interesting angles. I missed your Water Lily painting, it is stunning.

  7. Good Morning Dean!... You surely have captured the very essence of the word "city"... a place where different lives are lead... in anonymity... seeking different destinations!

    All of those sentiments jump out from this tiny painting!Well done... once again!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,


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