|Traveler Troy Hayes, Chicago|
|The view out Troy's window on to Lakeshore Drive at about 8 o clock.|
The cars were sitting there since 3 o clock that after noon. At 3 o clock in the morning all the cars were left abandoned because of the storm
|21 inches fell in 24 hours. The drift were a little bigger.|
|Skier heaven in front of the Chicago Water Tower.|
|Looking down Walton St.|
|Michigan Avenue looking down Ontario Street.|
This is the photo of Troy's I saw an felt inspired.
The painting steps to "Ontario Street"
|The oil sketch. This how I laid out this painting. |
Troy is an old art director and it is hard to improve on his photo.
As a painting everything was there it just needed to be moved a little off center.
|Palette of colors to start this painting. |
Notice I'm painting a snow scene and there is no white.
To me snow is never white. It is a color and it's either warm or cool.
|Dark colors are painted in first. This gives the painting structure.|
Warm dark colors are painted in the foreground and cooler ones in the back.
This starts creating the distance.
|Buildings were the next thing that I put in.|
Half the painting is buildings and getting them put in moves this
painting forward pretty fast.
|Snow time. Snow is warm or cool, not white. |
With the snow roughed in the painting is Blocked-in.
|The Start of putting in the painting details.|
|A little People time.|
Putting in the figures had to be done in the same manor
as the rest of the painting.
|Done. Just enough details in the people to work.|