Alcippe (alcippe) wrote,
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Almost there

I've been working on the painting in the evenings this week and I'm almost done with it:

I just need to spruce up the church and the yellow buildings behind the yellow van.

On Sunday O said he didn't think I ought to leave the painting so unfinished. He was under the impression that I was going to paint EVERYTHING.

To see EVERYTHING, you can reference the photograph I am working from:


So yeah. I left a lot of stuff out.

"You need to add the cobbles. And the lamp posts. And the signs back there and the words on the wall."

But I think the piece suffers from too much detail as it is, and I don't feel like torturing myself by adding every detail. I have a photograph already, thanks! While the painting may reference a real place, the piece is really more about the colors and how they play off of each other. I reduced the image to basic color fields, left out the noise, and that's what I painted.

I might add the dude's license plate number, though. Just because.
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