8 x 16
Oil on Raymar Panel
This is a painting I never thought I would finish. It just didn't seem to come together…so many lessons learned!!! Lessons on perspective, figurative positions…light…dark…warm…cool...it was just a jumble. Slowly and methodically I started working out each issue. I studied angles, positions and perspectives. It is still not perfect, but it was a great learning experience. Some paintings seem to just flow off the brush…this is what I call one of my BST works. Blood, Sweat and Tears!!!
The scene is actually in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking away from the memorial. The concrete blocks were placed there during construction and are no longer there. The first woman with the yellow umbrella was a tour guide and her flock followed behind soaking up her knowledge of our great capital, Washington DC. Sometimes I follow these groups to hear bits of knowledge…they always have amusing stories.
As an aside…this is is a small portion of a large piece I am working on. "Steampunk Marissa" is the working title. I still have lots to do on it…but I am please with my progress so far!