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.
©Jimmy Longacre 2014
14x18 oil on canvas panel
Texas impressionist landscape paintings
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