maandag 31 maart 2014

Assembling street scenes

Painting a street scene has been done by many painters, for instance Breitner. We had to make a painting of a street scene in our home town by making several pictures and assembling them into one.
So I went with my camera and made pictures of bicycles, dogs, people walking, people talking and a shopping street. These had to come together in a painting with an exciting composition and one which was always correct by perspective.
Pfew, quite an assignment for me!
So, here's the preparation and sketch:

and this is the end result:

I used crayons to liven it up a little and to make it more my own.

dinsdag 18 maart 2014

donderdag 13 maart 2014

With love from France!

Last week was spent in France where I was welcomed with lots of sunshine 
and the sweet smell of the blossoming almond tree.
Spending time with nice people, making a nice hike in the canyon
and helping with the decoration of some houses
filled up this week. It was nice!