Monday, July 16, 2012

Evening Shadows

Evening Shadows
4x4 Watercolor, pen and Ink
I love the afternoon light, particularly in the late Fall, when the sun sets early giving a brief golden glow to all it touches. The contrast with the deep shadows in the foreground is the hook. The three deckers are yellow and it's a great place to use the yellow/violet color harmony. This is an Urban scene in the Lithuanian Village area of Brockton. I'll work from this sketch to do this in oils where I think I can achieve more subtlety in the shadow area. Despite the heat we are enjoying an onshore sea breeze today and the tide is right to head to the beach with my book. Stay cool everyone!

11 comments:

Deborah said...

I love your bright easy style and these purples and yellows really sing together :)

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Beautiful feel of time of day, great control of warms and cools. Nice.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You can but you don't NEED to do it in oils - this is perfection itself.

Page Railsback said...

So lose and free..love this one

martinealison said...

Une très jolie atmosphère que vous avez merveilleusement traduite dans cette aquarelle. Vos couleurs sont magnifiques.
Allez-vous réellement reproduire cette peinture à l'huile ?...

Gros bisous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

You make even the gritty city scenes look amazingly beautiful when you work in watercolor, Mary. I love it!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

I love these loose watercolors! Sounds like you are in that period of incubation, so much of what we do happens before we reach the paper/canvas, don't you think? Enjoy your spot on the beach!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the colors! Nice seeing your watercolor verions instead of the usual oils.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Mary,
I am new to your blog and I love your work. Your most recent "Evening Shadows" is a fantastic cityscape. I love the colors, the movement and so much more.
I am familiar with the city of Brockton and you certainly captured its heart with this piece.
(You may want to visit "Sgt. Damon's Art" blog. Peter Damon is Brockton native who also has done some fantastic Brockton cityscapes in oils. He is a fantastic artist with an inspirational story of great courage!)
I will visit your blog again.
Take care.
Your newest art buddy,
Michael

Bobbi Heath said...

You've done it again, I'm so enjoying the watercolor and pen mix. I've been trying that myself, and you are inspiring me to keep at it. This one is gorgeous.

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