Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rainy Night In Los Angeles

This is another of my favorite scenes. I have done it a number of times but the night time version evokes the most feeling for me. I love the city on a rainy night.

This view is from the bridge overlooking the Harbor Freeway as it passes through Elysian Park  with downtown Los Angeles off in the distance. Across the top is a series of small study sketches from different vantage points.

I did this sketch on hot press paper using pen, watercolor, and titanium white for accents. I mounted the painting and the sketches to a cradled foam core panel that I had coated with three layers of gesso.