Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jefferson Memorial at Night

Night scene of the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC.
This painting was a real challenge. Night tends to flatten colors. The challenge is when you have several light sources...inside, outside, and around. I'm not sure if I should post the procedure I did for this painting—it was a struggle. I tend to feel my way through a painting.
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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
9.5" h x 13.5" w


Caitlin said...

I really like the way the Jefferson Memorial glows and stands out against the blue sky in the background.

dominique eichi said...

One of the better Jefferson piece. Beautiful

Bill Gavin said...

Thank you Caitlin!

Dominique, Thanks, it was a challenge.

r garriott said...

This has a lovely, serene feel. I like the way the light is reflected on the (wet?) sidewalk. I found this image extremely challenging to paint as well. You did a great job.

Carol Feldman said...

I think this is my favorite of the bunch. You are getting better and better at watercolor so quickly!

Bill Gavin said...

r garriott-- Thanks for the comment. And, thanks for posting tips on how to color correct photos...I'll have to read it again.>BR>

Carol-- Thanks. I took a long sleep from painting. This group is getting me back into it.