|'At The Drake' 12x16 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I do have posts planned for the week but I will be taking a break from the easel. I will have my new camera though and hope not only to get some good wedding photos but also some great Chicago shots. I enjoy painting the city especially in the evening. I love the lights and glow in the early evening sky.
Approaching a citiscape can be intimidating and it used to be something I was afraid to tackle until I realized that buildings are simply shapes. My goal is to paint an impression of the city and the buildings. I don't intend for them to be architectural renderings. So all I do is look at the big shapes and decide how light or dark they are. Then I add hints of detail....but they are all just shapes! I did an alcohol wash underpainting first to block in the big shapes. This gave me a head start and made the painting even less intimidating.
Here are a few more of my Chicago paintings. You can read more about them HERE They have been sold but prints are available through Fine Art America.