Title: Deep Thoughts Over the CafeSize: 4 by 6 inches
So here's what I've got so far on this cute little cityscape. You can't really tell in the above picture, but there's going to be someone standing on the roof, looking out to the hills. In direct contrast to all my recent pieces, this oil painting is pretty small. I must say though, I'm less worried about filling the entire canvas than I was on the landscape assignment. :)
I have to admit, I always have to roll my eyes at how funny I think it is to draw a "landscape" with the paper in the "portrait" position. I know it's not terribly clever, but the irony of it always makes me grin. Although I have to admit having the paper up and down made it easier to play with the 2-point perspective.
Here's my sketch:
I do feel like the picture means something entirely different looking at the softer, muted colors of night than the bold colors of sunset. So I'm glad that, for this painting, I was able to catch myself before putting in a setting sun and was able to make a piece that's hopefully a little more thoughtful.