I haven't painted on canvas in a long time. A year, perhaps? When I was reorganizing my studio, I found a 12 x 12 inch stretched canvas begging for my attention. I prepped it on Friday, and then on Saturday afternoon I set up to paint.
In February, I had taken this photo while walking with my camera downtown.
There was something in the play of light, shadow, color, and texture that appealed to me. Weathered, worn, and blue, it suggested a weary tranquility. On a more abstract level, I simply liked the interplay of shapes.
I chose to use that photo as the basis of my painting Saturday. I warmed the colors up to brighten the mood and suggest a sunny afternoon.
I was really pleased with the result, with the way it makes me feel when I look at it. The blue in the photograph of the painting below is more intense than the actual color, so use your imagination to soften it just a bit. Creating this certainly reignited my interest in painting again. Now I'm going to have to buy another canvas!
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