Sunday, June 30, 2013

Savannah Study #2

This week's post is another study I did in March of Savannah architecture.  It features a daytime image of the old Candler Hospital on Drayton Street.  In February 2012 I completed a large-scale canvas of this same subject depicted at night.

"Savannah Study #2: Candler Hospital."  Oil on stretched canvas, 11 x 14 inches.  Completed March 2013.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Savannah Study #1

In March - following my latest journey to Savannah, Georgia - I completed a series of small studies of various subjects in that city.  I was not concerned about the final product, but more the process.  The goal in these studies was to work loose and fast.  I also wanted to experiment with a lighter, more colorful palette than I usual choose when painting.  The first was a small canvas depicting a pink mansion on Gaston Street in Savannah, seen from a side street.  Using the color pink was especially enervating, since I rarely have the chance to play with it in my work.

"Savannah Study #1: Gaston Street Mansion."  Oil on stretched canvas, 8 x 10 inches.  Completed March 2013.