Hello Everyone! Today we will be having a double feature on the blog—two posts in one day! I am excited to share with you the entire full-length version with commentary of the painting that I featured last week here on Impulsive Artistry, titled “Blue Skyline.” This is a dynamic, abstracted cityscape that I created using a limited color palette. I did not talk about this piece much last week, so I will take the opportunity to do so today.
Creating “Blue Skyline”
The inspiration for this work comes from my love of cities, especially the downtowns of large metropolitan areas. Skyscrapers, even as a child, have always awed me, and I love the energetic feeling of the bustle of a busy city sidewalk and street. The rising sun glimmers of the windows and illuminates the pinnacles and peaks.
This past weekend, my wife and enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina where we live. While not a particularly large area, there are several huge rising towers, exciting to gaze up at and take in the overwhelming since of height and perspective. I am originally from California so San Francisco is one city that I enjoy visiting for this reason, not to mention San Diego with its rising spires on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. When we lived in Texas, of course I got to visit and see: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston (drove through), and their towers. I have yet to visit the most iconic city on the ocean here in the US: New York, but all in good time!
“Blue Skyline” also continues my experimentations with a limited color palette, using: Mars Black, Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, and Cobalt Blue, of course. This abstracted cityscape painting is on a smaller sized canvas board, only 8 x 10 inches. I may at some point create a larger version of this painting, but I greatly like working on a smaller scale. If you are a beginning artist, I do recommend that you start with a smaller canvas or canvas board size, as they are easy to use and to manage the perspective and proportions in the piece.
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"Blue Skyline:" Full-Length Painting Video with Commentary
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"Blue Skyline, Full-Length Painting Video."
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