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".


6 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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