Nashville Panorama (03/21/2021)
Updated: Apr 24, 2021
There is the old saying, "The devil is in the details." For today, I am painting in basic shapes and colors. My goal is to keep the painting unfinished with broad strokes to suggest the buildings in the background.
Having a few other paintings in different stages, allows me to break away from the painting of a particular composition without being too bogged down in painting the details. This painting's composition is based on a photograph of Nashville's skyline from about 10 years ago. At that time, there were less buildings in the skyline. I like the way this photograph shows breaks in the structures with the expanse of sky.
I am using a mixture of French Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, and Titanium White. The Titanium White keeps the color light and slightly muted for the buildings in the distance. As I paint closer to the foreground, I am using a darker more pure mixture of pigments.