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.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

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

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!