Monday, September 7, 2009

4th and Boas #2


12"x24" oil/panel
I decided to do a second painting of this abandoned structure. I'm fascinated by the building and am trying to find the best way to convey it. I find it to be a haunting structure, so I've gone more with a colorist palette on this one to help convey emotion. I've darkened the value of the building mass and simply massed in 3 shapes then painted wet on wet within the masses. I stayed more loose with this one and tried to simplify all shapes.

I will do a 3rd version en plein air this Sunday. Combining what I've learned thus far, and a bit more research I look forward to seeing what the result will be. Normally I never paint the same thing more than once, but this thing has my interest.

2 comments:

loriann said...

The second one has more feeling. Really nice! I can't wait to see the 3rd. I believe the more you paint the same thing the more the essentials become evident. All that other "stuff" disappears.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann. I think you're right. The more I paint something the more the essentials appear. Most notably with structures. These paintings are so different from the landscapes yet I have the same thought process throughout.