Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Getting There



Well, I hoped to be finished with this by now, but it turns out tonight was the first chance I've had to paint since 2010. I hope to get it done in one more session, though there are quite a few things left to do. Mostly, final color in the directional signs, completion of the pumps and final, loose indications in the background and what will be a bench sitting to the right of the window.

11 comments:

Sheila said...

I like that you're working a larger piece! I really appreciate you posting your in progress also. It's like sloooowly unwrapping a present.

Mitzi Easley said...

Depth of field is really great Stephen... and the way you turned the posts. And the cars. And the window. Well, just everything... Keep it up! I want to see it in person!

martinealison said...

Bravo! j'ai apprécié de voir la progression de votre travail. Très belle harmonie de couleurs.
bises

Trish Siegel said...

Very nice work, Stephen. The long shadows really create a dramatic sense of light. For me, working on a piece over a longer period of time and in a larger format can rob it of its fresh quality, but that is NOT the case here! Looking forward to the finished product!

Laurel Daniel said...

Love seeing the progress on this - it's looking so good!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is great Stephen. Love the signs and gas pumps. Great job on the poles, well actually, the whole painting. Cannot wait to see the end result.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Great looking work. Your subject matter and style are very nice. I even like "getting there" from the very first stage.

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

This painting has an Edward Hopper feel to it. So cool.

Kerri Settle said...

It's fun watching this painting unfold. I love all those lines - you've chosen a great composition.

Karen Bruson said...

Glad to see you back to painting. I have been away for awhile, myself. Life can get in the way.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I thought Hopper-ish too. Love it.