Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blue Skies

Paris Street #2, 8 x 10

The rain finally broke this afternoon and it became a stunning day--one of those days when you're just thankful for participating.  I painted this piece in class yesterday (from a photo from our recent trip).  We were supposed to be outside painting, but with the rain we were stuck inside not painting en plein air in a plein air class.  I mentioned the composition techniques Laurel stressed yesterday (there were many), but the one I think I used here is radiating lines. There is also an element of triangles used in the sky, shadows, and sidewalks.  And if I had to list a third, the buildings almost give the tunnel effect.  Next week's class critique will reveal whether I'm correct or not!

-julie davis


John Weisinger said...

I like the way you did the shadows. They add a lot to the peice.


Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

Whatever the composition recipe,
it turned into a gorgeous painting.

Take care,


Edward Burton said...

WONDERFUL job, Julie. Beautiful!