|"Brookline Ave" - 20 x 20 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD|
I almost always start my paintings with a solid background color. This time, I blocked in areas using complementary colors instead of the final color I would use. For example, the main building was blocked in using a blue color and if you look at the final painting, the building is primarily orange. When applying the the orange paint, I allowed some of the blue under painting to show through to give a nice little pop of color.
This painting was completed using a palette knife so the paint application is thick and textural and creates a fairly abstract image. Some close ups are below:
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