Today I invite you to “look over my shoulder” as I create a plein air painting at the edge of a busy roadway in southern California. I was attracted to this scene by the apparent contradiction between man-made objects and the organic shapes of nature.
I started with a few dark marks to indicate placement of key shapes, then immediately began using spots of color to create important elements like road signs. I continued to establish form with strokes of color that became mountains, a towering pine tree, a roadway, and additional signs. Traffic signals emerged, the sky was established and the freeway bridge was refined as the painting evolved and neared completion.
Final details such as light poles, tail lights on the cars and additional road signs brought the painting to finish. Compare the painting with the photo of the scene that was shot when I completed the painting.
I enjoyed painting this one and hope you liked “watching me work.” If you feel you can’t live without this little jewel of a painting, email me and we can make it yours. firstname.lastname@example.org
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