Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PDX Spring Night...

"PDX Spring Night"
36"x18" acrylic on canvas

I have one last step before this painting is officially done, which is to put a gloss medium over the whole piece. Otherwise this painting is as done as could be.

It was a wonderful piece to create, and I truly enjoyed the whole process. I'm not sure when I'll paint anything like this again, but I have a better idea of how to approach a scene like this. In the picture here of the painting you can't see the dog, but I'll show a detail of it in another posting.

What struck me as amazing, is that it only took a few quick gestural brushstrokes to create the dog, but the buildings and reflections in the water sometimes took hours. Now the dog is very small compared to other things in the painting, but it really took no effort to make real. It just goes to show, that when you do something often enough it just comes naturally.



Painter Lady said...

Hi Bri,

WOW! What a beautiful painting. I know the new owners are delighted. :)


Dogs by Bri said...

Thanks Marcie,

I'm looking forward to showing it off tonight at the gallery.

See you there.