Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CAPITAL MORNING

This is around 8:30 a.m. on Congress Avenue, in Austin, Texas.  I've wanted to paint this scene with this particular lighting effect for quite awhile.  The illumination of the shadows on the capital building makes a wonderful study in values and colors. The shadows on the facade of the building are quite high in value, catching a tremendous amount of bounced light from the angle of the morning sun.  The other thing that I had to wrestle with was to keep the drawing simple enough that I didn't just get lost in the complexity of the architecture.

CAPITAL MORNING
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
14x18 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
Texas impressionist landscape paintings

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