Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Evening, Cony Street

Evening, Cony Street
Acrylic on canvas, 14x18

I went out driving last night about 7:30 to get some photos of buildings with that golden sunny glow of evening. This one just jumped out at me. The sign behind the tree belongs to the supermarket where my husband works. This building sits on the hill behind it. I just love that burnt-orange of red bricks at sunset.

I put a lot of time into this one. Halfway through, the ugly stage was so bad I almost threw it out. Now I'm glad I persevered. It took forever to get the colors right. I must have mixed the brick color six or seven times, and the shaded side of the house behind it just as many.

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