Monday, December 6, 2010

"Lincoln Street Late Afternoon" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

I looked down Lincoln Street late one afternoon and saw the front of these buildings illuminated by the afternoon sun and had to capture it on canvas. I always carry my camera so I snapped a couple of reference photos.
While working along, I carefully painted in the flag not really thinking about where it was attached (and kind of assuming it was attached to the yellow house). I realized, much to my dismay, that the flag is actually attached to the pole (which I had no intention of including)! This is one of the hazards of painting from photos ... you simply see a flattened version of a scene and the connection/placement/distance, etc. between objects can get confusing. In the end, I decided that I really like the pole as it creates more depth. What do you think?

1 comment:

Becky Drees said...

Funny story about the flag. That's happened to me more that once. But you made it work! Your pinks in this are great!