Saturday, 1 May 2010

500 Grant Avenue (San Francisco)

This subject was ideal for a pastel painting. I could build it with large strokes yellow stripes of the crossing, the moving pedestrians and the car and bus, and then and then refine them.

500 Grant Avenue (San Francisco) - Pastel (39 x 31 cm) by Benoit Philippe

I worked on a sheet of Art Spectrum Colorfix paper with a Terra Cotta ground.

I have already done an oil painting of this location (see "Taxi in China Town") but this one is taken from a different angle and gives more importance to people crossing the street.

No comments: