Torrance Art Museum show

Praque streets of, by frankeber 2011

These two images have been accepted into this year’s Torrance Art Museum show, called South Bay Focus.
It’s a group show of several participating local art groups. South Bay is the area between Los Angeles International and the Palos Verdes peninsula.

Streets of Prague is almost a devided painting. The warm colors are predominant in the upper part while the cooler colors rule the lower part. To connect those two major shapes, I put the car and the band of trees in the middle ground so as not to have a complete division by the light strip.

morning fog, by frankeber 2011

Morning fog was a bit of a lucky shot. I used granulating blues and they seem to work in this painting. It creates texture on the facades and street. The cars are barely there and very much blend into the scene. Overall, it is important to have  lost and found edges as well as hard edges in a watercolor. Not too many hard edges though!

10 thoughts on “Torrance Art Museum show

  1. Carol King

    Congratulations on getting accepted into the Torrence Art Museum show! You certainly are deserving of acknowledgement of your talent. I really love the way the people and cars blend right into the sidewalk & street. And, as always, I love your buildings.

    congrats again!!!!! Carol

    1. frankeber Post author

      Thank you, Carol – a lot has happened this year, so I am happy with my progress…I am now filling up classes and workshops in no time…just getting started!!

  2. lesliepaints

    Both of these are incredible, Frank, but my eye goes immediately to the top painting. I love what you did with the division of shadow and light, you fox! The shadow is soft enough to not look as though you divided the page and that is awesome! The other touch I like a lot is that the people are moving into shadow instead of the light. Silly people, because I am drawn right to that beautiful light in the distance. Ha!

    1. frankeber Post author

      Another great comment, Leslie!! That bright strip of light really was a concern.. but you are right, it’s not very harsh so maybe it wouldn’t have mattered that much. Yeah, those silly people! Sometimes it just works even though they’re not doing what they’re suppose to do..hahaha

  3. Rachel

    You have a talent for capturing that effervescent quality of watercolour, and love the way you have used light to give a focus to the second painting that really draws you in. Agree with Carol that you deserve the recognition!

    1. frankeber Post author

      Thank you, Rachel – I loved getting your comment! You are a designer so it’s good to hear I got the focal point worked out well. Thanks for your visit!

  4. Jan

    Congratulations Frank!
    The one painting with the sunlight/shadow and the other with fog!! – you really know how to create atmosphere in your paintings. Again well done!

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