Friday, December 27, 2013

Hotel del Coronado

This is a watercolor of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. This was a challenging project due to the vast amount of architectural detail in the building. I struggled with the composition until I explored the use of white space and the idea of a partial vignette. 

I tried one final painting on cold press, which failed. This one was done on Arches hot press and I forced myself to use a light touch with the brush. This allowed the painting to breath and suggests a bright summer day with glowing colors. The final painting is 14" x 20".


  1. Well done, I'm glad to see your back posting your work. Looking forward to seeing more.

  2. So glad to "see" you again, we've missed you.....
    It's funny you say you struggled with this, they all look super to me. But after you explained it, I get what you mean.
    Thank you for the education, too.

  3. Thank you! I hope to be more faithful to my blog now that I have moved and resettled.


  4. تخزين اثاث من المهام التى تهتم بيها افضل شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض فى توفير اقوى الامكانيات والمستودعات التى تساعد فى الحفاظ على الاثاث

    تقوم شركتنا ايضا بشراء جميع الاثاث المستعمل فهى افضل شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالرياض

    افضل شركة نقل عفش بينبع

    افضل شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة