28 October, 2006

Vancouver city skyline - wde

I am working on another image from last weeks wde. It is a harbour scene. I started working with oils. But after the first coat I realised that it is not going to work since it was taking a lot of time[still wet after 5 days] to dry and would get spoiled with the huge amount of dust that keeps coming into our house from god knows where. So I moved to acrylics and below is the canvas after the first coat.

Also posting the reference image…
Just realised that the colours look quite different…. hmmmm…. not my mistake, I was painting from a printout which has taken different tones of the original. This point on, I will keep coming back to the computer to have colours close to original.

up there - wde

This is painting I did today for the weekend drawing event on wetcanvas.com . This is acrylic on sketch paper, size 13.5cms by 24.5cms. It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to do inclusive of the mess created by a tube of white oil paint that was lying with the acrylics. So the white on the boat is in oils and will take atleast 2 days to dry but I call this done…..

I had planned the composition of the painting to be this….

but the uncropped version is also not bad….