September 22, 2009

The Raven

Acrylic on Canvas Panel - SOLD
My driver dropped me off at a nice shady spot across the street from the Raven, and while she went antique shopping, I painted. The light shifted a lot, as expected, but I had a good sketch and could keep in mind where the highlights were when I got started.
The most challenging part, believe it or not, was the color of the sidewalk and street. I know it's grey. I also know it's in sunlight. So it's warm grey, right? And yet I wound up with an orangey putty color. Hmmm.


Sheila said...

This is very cool! What town is this? What size is this 'painting.'

Edward Burton said...

Great job with the Raven Theatre, Gringo! Healdsburg was my hometown - it sure has changed since I lived there.

Ellen said...

So very pretty, loose and bright, with beautiful shadows.

Gwen Bell said...

Great, clean lines in this, Gringo. Love those reds!