Monday, April 13, 2009

Dillsburg Street

8x8 oil/panel

I actually painted this yesterday from inside my car. I wasn't sure why but something inspired me to tackle this scene. I was cramped and uncomfortable. I resorted to an old mistake I used to frequently make. I took way too much time sketching in the cars and buildings to get an accurate rendering.


I was very dissapointed with the result and today scraped down the painting. This left a reasonable result. I began to see what attracted me. The abstract quality of the masses and the effect of good light. Ha! Isn't this always the case? In studio I carefully controlled color temperature and was able to see the painting develop. The result is a mix of thick and thin paint, pencil marks and scrape marks. I'm much more excited about it now. Above is the end result.

5 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

I like it, Brian. The buildings on the left side remind me of Stuart Shils' work--do you know his work?

Janelle Goodwin said...

That abstract quality is what makes your work so special. Love it!

Loriann Signori said...

Brian, your active surface contrasted by the subtle color shifts make for an exciting painting. Nice!

brian eppley said...

Thanks for the comments ladies. Jala, I was not familar with Stuarts work but am sure digging it now.

Jala Pfaff said...

He's one of my favorites.