This simple painting displays the upper half of
a large structure that you may find in the southwest part of the United States.
This could be an office building, hotel, someone’s mansion or part of a
shopping mall. These buildings are designed for the elements like rain and wind
in this part of the country. Most corners are rounded and rain spouts stick out
from the building to eliminate water from rooftops. Colors match the territory
and trees add a pop of green. Ink and watercolor
The city of San Francisco has so many
unique locations to draw. This painting shows a simple, hilly side street,
multi-story buildings with afternoon shadows and an interesting view looking
upward. I added more color to everything including the sky for more interest. I
did most of my ink work first then added color since the overall image needed
more punch. Ink and watercolor.
This painting is an impression of one of my favorite
spots that I would like to visit. Everything I have seen about this place seems
very unique. Elevated above the blue waters, the view is spectacular. From
friends, I hear there are sparkling beaches, great restaurants, ancient buildings
and great wine. The travel brochures
tell me this beautiful place sits on an active volcano.
This painting of the Capitol Records building was done for a
friend who gave the original as a gift to her son on Christmas 2013. This
building and scene is one of his favorites. Many of you may recognize this
building which was very unique when it was built in 1956. Located just north of
the famous Hollywood and Vine intersection, it remains very unique in its
architecture to this day and is a definite landmark in Los Angeles. Ink and
Old structures dominate this secluded, very colorful valley. I like the lonesome, isolated feel of this painting. Maybe it is a place I would like to visit to do nothing but relax, eat, sip wine and paint. Ink and watercolor.