Saturday, April 9, 2022

City Sunrise Colored Pencil


Abstract Colored Pencil

This painting is conceptual and was designed on the go as I drew it on the paper. My initial thought was the abstracted city skyline during a sunrise. Using bright warm colors kept the city in the foreground and as the focus. The rest of the landscape just happened as I drew, the fish, the shoes, and the pigeons. Their color palette is cool and receding. 

Colored Pencil Epic Fail

Not every painting is successful. I've always been intrigued by the shoes thrown over power lines. So during this pandemic I thought of using vintage nurses shoes in this scenario as a tribute to our medical personnel. This colored pencil painting took many hours, 
and I really like the simple palette.

However - here the other shoe drops - it appears only a senior like me, would recognize these shoes. I asked a GenX-er for a critique. She knew they were old shoes but not nurses shoes. She said nurses wear crocs now. And to add insult to injury, she said shoes thrown over the power lines meant there was a drug dealer in the area. 
Ugh!! Double Ugh!!



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