Wednesday, August 5, 2009

San Franciso

The first challenge in August on the Different Strokes from Different Strokes website blog was a street scene from San Francisco. As soon as I saw the photo I loved the composition of it.
The backwards L formed by the pole and the street seemed to make a picture window for the scene below. I think it was very important to create the sense going downhill and then back up by using value shifts. All the criss-crossing wires were just icing on the cake.

My painting is approx 6 x 9 inches in acrylic.

7 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Kathleen, thanks for visiting my site. Tried to comment on your entry earlier, but the referral from your painting on the DSFDF site did not transfer. Really love your depth in this one, and with such great color choices.

DEB said...

I think I've been on that street! Nice rendition!!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Kathleen, your work is lovely, I feel as though I am there. Great colors .

Claire said...

Kathleen - FYI, I tried to click on the link to your blog from the DSFDF blog, and it looks like there is a typo in the link - 'kathleenharringotn' instead of 'kathleenharrington'. Love what you have done with this, especially the earthy palette.
Very, very nice!

Kelly Walker said...

Just found your blog. Love your work. And I agree with you about Martha's Vineyard, one of the greatest places for painting.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Thank you for all your kind words! I will check into that link problem!

Ann Gorbett said...

Hey Kathleen. Your SF painting came out really great. I love the composition. Also, I wanted to let you know that I've been having trouble clicking over to your blog from the DSFDF site. it says blogger is unknown. Just thought I'd let you know while I was here!