Apr 2, 2011

Spring Alley in New Smyrna Beach

Another glorious spring day, and I could spend it with fellow artists at the second Downtown Arts District Gallery Walk Saturdayin New Smyrna Beach. This time I positioned myself about two blocks up the road from the last time in March, and painted an alley where the sun was creating wonderful purple shadows. And it had cables and wires stretching across the street! - what could be better! I even attacked a bigger panel this time, 14x11! Yeah.
Wieder mal ein toller Fruehlingstag, und ich konnte den Nachmittag mit anderen Kuenstlern in New Smyrna Beach verbringen. Diesesmal malte ich eine Gasse ein paar Strassenbloecke weiter oben vom letztenmal, wo die Sonne tolle Schattenspiele auffuehrte. Und die Szene hatte sogar Draehte und Kabel - was koennte besser sein! Und ich malte sogar auf einem groesseren Panel, 36cm x 28cm, yeah!

My beginning (I forgot to take a picture of the initial sketch, sorry) with some colors. It always is a great moment when you start laying in the cool blue sky colors on top of that burnt sienna underpainting! Wow!
Mein Anfang mit ein paar Farben, leider vergass ich, ein Bild von meiner anfaenglichen Skizze zu machen. Es ist immer ein toller Moment, wenn man die kuehlen Blautoene des Himmels auf die braune Untermalung aufmalt. Wow!

Here is a shot of the szene (the shadows had already moved a bit), and my painting.
Ein Bild der Szene (die Schatten haben sich schon veraendert), und mein Gemaelde.

Spring Alley oil on masonite, 14"x11"


Allan Stone said...

It was a beautiful day to paint en plein air. I love American alley scenes as they emote a very nostalgic feeling, a perception of life bygone; and can be considered a reflection of life which you have captured and executed very well... bravo.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the nice comment. I do feel that I'm drawn to the old Southern houses and the overgrown yards along with the sandy non-paved roads. It's definitely easier to paint than something brandnew that's for sure.