I finally got around to photographing the finished Orpheum painting yesterday.
I really enjoyed doing a night scene and want to do more!
This painting (along with several of my other paintings) will be on display at the Jericho Arts Centre starting at the end of the month.
More details about that show will come later.
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Hi Leslie. This is an amazing painting. To do a night scene such as this would be difficult i would think. It reminds me of when my wife and i went there one night and saw, Emmylou Harris. The night was magical and your painting transports me back to that wonderful evening. Thank you.
Wow Leslie! This is amazing. Is it a poured painting? I kind of looks like it but you've got so much detail and color pop. Love it.
Ross, thank you. I am glad that it brought back good memories for you. It makes the struggle of painting all worth it to hear that!
Nancy, thank you. No, it isn't poured but I started off with big washes of color (similar to pouring)then ended up doing detail work.
Just love your work, Leslie. I've just crawled through your Spain pictures – wonderful. The street scenes and 'architecture'… throughout your blog- I find particularly enjoyable.
I recently finished a Moorish Archway (Toledo Spain). I too find the country oozes subjects.
I look forward to your future opostings.
Thank you John. Your drawings make me want to put out away the paint and pull out all my pencils again. I look forward to seeing more of your inspiring work.
Love it , Leslie. I was going to ask if it was poured, but I just read the other comments. What pigments did you use to get that darkness?
t's me again … Really enjoying your Spanish work
Your 'Bridge to Ronda' reminds me of Axel H Haig's:'Pampeluna – Returning From The Fair" (He drew it in North Spain, 1897)
I do talk about people other than Haig … but not often
John, thank you for sharing. Haig's work is wonderful to see. It gets me excited to return. I think I may never come back. . .
Kathryn, that is a good question. I first started out with French Ultramarine and Transparent Pyrrol Orange (my new favorite) then I ended up using a mix of Winsor Blue, Perm. Rose and Winsor Yellow in the upper right corner to get that inky blackness.
Lovely picture. Night scenes are a whole different approach.
I wanted to ask you about framing watercolour without glass. Have you done much of that with your watercolors?
Thank you Wendy! I have framed watercolors without glass. Mostly the ones I have done are on clayboard but I have also done a few of my wc on paper. I first seal the painting with a Krylon spray then I use an acrylic matte medium to varnish it and to adhere it to a board or canvas. Give it a try. You might like it.