Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lafayette Park, SF

Sunday's outing with the NB Plein Air Painters at Lafayette park in San Francisco's Pacific Heights. It was a nice sunny day but very breezy, I ended up chasing my belongings a few times.

The first painting is the view looking towards downtown on Washington & Clay in the early Afternoon. This was my first attempt in painting a cityscape in oils. I found it to be quite a challenge as I was trying to match very specific geometric shapes that I don't normally paint. It was a good exercise and to make things easier for myself I should add a few square flat brushes the next time I paint a cityscape.

My Second painting is the view looking down Octavia street and a partially covered Alcatraz.

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