If you’ve read this blog before, you might remember the landscape I started where I couldn’t get the sky right, and I completely repainted the canvas several times before I was reasonably satisfied with it. If you didn’t read the posts about that, you can catch up on it HERE.
I thought I should let everyone know that, NO, I didn’t toss that painting into the dumpster, though I wanted to several times. Instead I kept working at it. Here is the progress I’ve made so far, keep in mind that I took this photo with my cell phone, so the colors are not exactly accurate. In the actual painting the sky has a lot of purple, and isn’t quite so dark. Also there is a glare on the canvas that obscures the view of the closest end of the bridge, but you can still get a general idea of the direction this is going in.
I need to darken the bridge a bit, so it will stand out against the bright sky, and I need to add more cables on the bridge. Then, I’ll also add the street lights along the bridge. I do have the basic elements of the painting all in place now.
Here I’d like to also give a shout out to a fellow blogger and artist. Cindy Smith. She is working a lot on her paintings, and on her blog as well. Most recently, she enjoyed experimenting with Marbles and Paint, with some very lovely results. You can see more of her art on her blog, at http://cindysmith939.blogspot.com/.
So, what do you think of my painting? I suppose its obvious by now that I’m painting the Golden Gate bridge.