chiaroscuro – lights and darks
During the recent rain I went sketching under the 105 Freeway. I think all the angles make for an interesting composition! Not pretty, that’s for sure – It may or may not lead to a bigger painting.
I was fairly protected when I painted, but it was very cold and some water got on to the first watercolor sketch. It actually helped! Looks much better, thank you!
As artists, we have to explore all kinds of subject matter and this is one I was always curious about. I might not sell many of these, but even paintings like this can have a certain appeal just for it’s urban grittiness. It’s not about the glorious Venice sunset all the time. There can be some beauty in the vertical and horizontal lines of an underpass as well! It all depends on the interpretation!