The painting is called Sentinels and it is taken from a photo I took when I was in Adelaide with my son Matthew a couple of years ago. It is the CBD at twilight, when the sun gives that glow that is almost golden.I took the photo from our apartment on the 5th or 6th floor and this is a representation of the view.
The paints I use are Jo Sonyas - they are great quality and not too expensive. I have also used papers, heavy gel, ink and glass beads in gel for a glow around thee trees - you probably cannot see that from these shots.
Here is the process
|First the space and all the items you need including a large easle - this painting is 100 x 75 cm so it is large!|
|The buildings are drawn in pencil and the skiy and trees go in|
|the trees at the beginning stages|
|the sky worked with a range of colours|
|the building parts are carefully cut from paper and fitted like a pattern|
|lots of different papers are used (love some of these - my faves)|
|the paper is complete now for the shadows and definition|
|the buildings are darkened and highlighted and the road is painted in|
|The glass beads are applied to the trees, the cars are defined and the greenery along the road is finished|