Now, as you can see from the lack of updates in my "painting" blog this is an crafting genre that I struggle with. I absolutely love to draw and sketch. It seems like it would be such a simple step to move from a drawing to a sketch....but it is not as easy as it looks! I have so much to learn about tinting, shading, colors, etc. So here is my latest attempt. I have always loved cityscape paintings and now that we live in Minneapolis I thought I would give the Minneapolis skyline a shot. To make the painting easier I decided to try a "pop-art" style, which also goes along with the era of our house. This style also made it possible for me to include all of the the obscure colors happening in our living room.
Above, I started with a light gray wash. I watered down my acrylic paints and brushed it over the whole canvas.
Next I painted the buildings that were going to be the darkest shade of gray.
Added the lighter shades of gray.
Added the thick outlines that give it that pop art feel.