Recently I have switched my focus from ink and watercolor sketching to doing more studio watercolors (no ink). This is due to the colder weather and shorter days, there is just less time to sketch outside. I have been working off of reference photos taken around my office in downtown Portland. With this switch to more traditional studio watercolors I am concentrating on simplification, composition, values and color harmony with less focus on details.
I am finding the local light rail "Max" trains are a good focal point for these street-scapes because they add a nice element of movement and interest to the painting.
My recent inspiration has been the watercolors of Andy Evanson and Chien Chung Wei both have a great loose approach to painting street scenes.
These pieces are available for purchase, email me if you are interested.
Thanks for looking!
|Slow Crossing - 9"x12" Watercolor on 140# arches rough paper|
|SW Alder and 2nd Ave- 9"x12" Watercolor on 140# arches rough paper|
|Morning Coffee - 8"x8" Watercolor on 140# arches rough paper|