Saturday, December 27, 2008
West Philly Commute
This is another painting in the series on commuting i am working on. This time a painting based on a photo I took while riding the EL into the city. This was the first snowfall that happened back in November and riding through West Philly I was trying out my new Powershot SX 110 from canon. My old reliable Powershot A80 bit the dust a month or so back and I picked up this new camera from best Buy and it's really been great so far.
Riding through West Philly you see all kinds of great images to photograph, draw or paint. Ruined building with graffiti,buildings in all states of decay and now renovation due to the zillion dollar and far-to-long reconstruction of the Market-Frankford line. Though this is based on a photo I did take many liberties here as I am going for a feeling more than an exact photographic recreation. It's still pretty accurate and in a few days when it's dried a bit I might go back in spots and touch it up. This was one evenings work in my studio, 12 x 16, oil, on Dick Blick canvas.