Monthly Archives: February 2015

Downtown Huntsville:North Sq.

Downtown Huntsville
Watercolor 14″x10″

This watercolor painting of North Side Square in Downtown Huntsville is one of several I have done from the same reference photo. I was consumed with rainy Downtown scenes a few years ago, and went there whenever it rained. Light playing on the wet brick sidewalk was captivating and provided an intriguing technical and interpretive challenge. The first painting I did from the photo was almost photo realistic. I was not very happy with it and kept painting in different color palettes and paint strokes to create more atmosphere and to experiment with my own perception of the raw visual information in the photo. This is probably the most fluid among all of the paintings.