9/29/12

Urban Street Scenes and Show News

NW 23rd @ Johnson, 9x12" Oil

The past few times out painting provided some incredible weather, not to be missed for a region socked in with fog and overcast skies for 8 months of the year. I headed out twice this past week with the oils in tow and a new palette of colors that was recommended.  I've been tooling around with different palettes to see where my color voice is most inclined to settle.  I'd like most to try out a few other palette choices to see what each has to offer and it's temperament on the canvas.  This time around I used a limited transparent palette of Prussian Blue, Indian Yellow, Veridian (with a little Phalo Green on the side) Crimson and Titaniam White on a white canvas.  No underpainting here as with my vibrant under paintings in pastel.  So new, so different in method. All exciting.  Above, an area that was known to have a lot of thrift stores and resale shops is now a trendy area to spend the day shopping, eating and people watching.  The noon hour was the best for activity, I may want to return on later day this coming week.

SW 1st @ Hall,  10x8"  Oil

This one was painted in the downtown area of Beaverton, not too far from my home.  Not a lot of traffic on this street, but I liked the view, the street signage and RR crossing signs. I think I'll add some Cadmium Red Light (an opaque color) for those pops of red where the street lights, flowers and RR Crossing arms come into play.

OK, now for a little self-promotion:  Show news....

The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show is coming down this Monday, Oct 1st at the Columbia Arts Center. If you are headed out there this weekend, take a moment to stop by to see this show. It is knockout!  As for the Hillsboro Plein Air event, the show opens this October 2nd from 6:00~8:00 pm. at the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Center.

7 comments:

loriann signori said...

Love the top oil!
You made the switch from pastels to oils effortlessly.Wish I could see one of your shows.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love these little paintings!

B Boylan said...

Thanks Loriann,
Perhaps our paths will meet someday in our art filled lives. Maybe you will cinsider attending the Plein air convention in Monterey, Ca this April?

B Boylan said...

Thanks Kimberly
I am considerin painting these street scenes in a larger format come this winter. Will see.

loriann signori said...

Hi brenda, wish i could consider it. typically that is a bad time for me...who knows maybe not this year! It would be great to meet face to face!

B Boylan said...

Loriann,
Indeed we will meet sometime in the future. And I too, would love to attend one of your shows too...oooh to see them in person! Eye candy!

Celeste Bergin said...

great work here...you have it goin on!