|Down town Terre Haute the land of the Wabash Cannonball.|
This is the kind of photo that I used to paint this little part of this painting project.
One of the many views of Terre Haute, IN. I found during my virtual tour
of this all American type city. This is the first stage of this painting that
I was able to do in one quick sitting, I liked a lot of it and didn't
think a ton of more work was needed.
|"NEXT TO THE TRACKS"12" x 16" I really didn't do an awful lot more to this painting from the last stage. I toned down the house made the tree next to it stronger. I also added a man to it.|
|The painting of 3rd Street is started. I've been trying out a |
big brush technique to block in paintings a little different.
|Here is the color palette that I mixed up for the start of this painting.|
|One of my favorite parts on a painting is putting|
in the dark colors in the beginning.
|Putting in the sky here was pretty simple with this big brush technique.|
|The painting is blocked in here and is now ready |
for a few corrections and details.
|Almost there. Just some general clean up and some color adjustments are needed.|
|"3RD STREET" 12 x 16"|
|I found this little scene on Putnum Street and felt it |
would be a nice little painting. Using the big brush technique.
I was able to this painting going pretty fast.
|N 4th street Terre Haute, IN|
After I found this place to paint I did play with the image in Photoshop before it was ready to paint.
I also wanted to paint this as if I were standing right there (Plein air style) in the summer sun.
|Oil sketch for the painting "Edge of Town".|
I was real excited about this spot I found in Here haute and
wanted to paint the painting with that feeling.
|The warm darks are painted on top of the sketch. |
This big brush technique keeps me from noodling
things out and forces me to see the big picture.
|Putting in the rough landscape and trying to keep the painting |
exciting with stroke and color.
|Blocked in. A lot of good things are going on so far with this painting.|
Now all i have to do is find away to tie them together.
|"EDGE OF TOWN" 16"x 20" oil|
|HALEY TOWER, 20"x 16" oil|