Monday, July 19, 2010

Dumbo Finish


Here is about as far as I will take this one.

14 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Stephen,

This is spectacular.

thanks so much for sharing.

xoxo

Munich Newman said...

Definitely most marvelous.
Love what you did with this and where you left it.
Of course, Hans may not be of the same opinion, though I believe he may well concur.

Moish said...

I like it! And as always I love watching the progression, in this case, how the muted impression of "Dumbo" becomes the sharper tighter "Dumbo Finish".

larry said...

Nicely done Steve.

L

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

To bloody gorgeous for words. Fraser, you know I'd never contradict you. I really love the different areas of light with such different qualities all in the same scene. I want this picture... How much?

Janine said...

I absolutely love this piece!

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks everyone, back at class tonight to work on the portrait. I'm having a challenging time learning how to manipulate the oil but I'm enjoying it.

Trevor Lingard said...

Great composition Stephen.
Best Regards

Pyracantha said...

I love this! I love urban architecture painting in general but the sweeping curves of the bridges are just fantastic, adding a bit of futuristic space to urban grit.

And...you use photographs rather than painting on site. Why are painters so intent on only painting on site ("plein air") or directly from a model? What if the model is unavailable or you don't have space or opportunity to paint on an urban vantage point?

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks guys, I like to do sketching on location but I've never tried oil painting on location. One of the issues for me is I'm trying to capture light and the light changes too quickly. A photo freezes the moment allowing me the time to work.

v smyrniotis said...

This is beautiful! I'm in love with the array of colors you've meshed together on the building on the right.

v smyrniotis said...

What one of my professors would do would be paint an acrylic piece on location, then work from that when painting a much larger oil rendition of it. Pretty similar to working from photo, but there's still that study of light and color that happens with that original painting.

Anais said...

wow! Great, with no doubt

Rachel said...

I was just in DUMBO for the first time 2 weeks ago so I can really appreciate this one!