Tag Archives: cityscape
Work in Progress: Walking Home Shadow
The afternoon sun cast a long shadow on the sidewalk in front of me as I walked home.
A Bench to Watch From
There’s a bench shaded by redwoods next to the tennis courts in the park. In July I saw bright pink flowers blooming next to that bench, but now summer is fading and those flowers are gone.
Play tower on a weekday morning, empty for the moment, but there’s always a nanny with a stroller somewhere nearby.
It’s dawned on me that I’m painting a series on Dimond Park, just because I spend so much time there with Shadow. Here are some painting starts, where I begin translating the sketches into paintings by blocking in the big … Continue reading
On weekdays at the park you can usually see nannies with toddlers and baby carriages, in shady spots where they’ve spread out a blanket to picnic for a few hours.
A Rainbow in the Shade
Letting go of copying scenes so literally.
Lattice roof makes shade over columns of Scout Hut storage building in the park. It faces the creek and benches made of tree trunks, often a staging area for volunteer work crews and solo joggers.
Back to Basics
Going back to basics, little compositions. It’s like a game to look for big shapes. Working with water-soluble pencil in black. I didn’t used to like black and white pictures, but now it clears my head. Would I recognize this … Continue reading
Stairway in Shadow
Cold day in the park. Most of this stairway was in shade, but a strip of light through the trees caught one edge.
Late afternoon at Joaquin Miller Park, sitting on a low wall, facing downhill at Redwood Road.