Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The City of Los Angeles

I am continuing to work on sketches of Los Angeles for my Los Angeles Sketchbook, which will be published some day. This is a series I just completed of the skyscrapers of downtown. The top painting is very loose, with little regard for detail. I was trying to express shapes and forms through the use of color, value, and shadow.

The next three are very tight, and done with a series of background glazing washes with small bits of detail selectively located through the paintings, giving the illusion that there is more detail than there really is.

The bottom two images are of my studio(s): my inside one, and when the weather permits, my outside one, on the patio table in the back yard.


  1. Joseph!
    I love seeing your artwork!
    -pat evans (retired in AZ)

  2. These are great images Joseph! I think a book would be awesome!

  3. Your LA paintings are unbelievable Mr. Stoddard!