12x16 oil on Linen
Here is a back alley in Pasadena off or Fair Oaks on the north side. Lots a new apartment buildings going up in this area, but there are still some old houses around that haven’t been renovated.
I threw the drawing out the window on this one. Just pushed paint around by feel and let shadows become shapes and left out a bunch of stuff. I kept the pallet simple and barely looked at the reference and embraced abstraction as much as I could. I had a friend start to politely break it to me that the drawing was off so I quickly nipped him on his bud and told him drawing is not an issue here.
Also some more good news I got a painting accepted into the OPA show coming up! So I'm in at least six shows this year. Whew!