Friday, January 27, 2017

View from the President Hotel

While attending a wedding reception in the ballroom of the President Hotel in downtown Kansas City, this was the amazing view out of the many windows!  Why didn't I have my paints and why did we park so far away?!!  Taking plenty of reference photos, I painted this scene at my leisure a bit later. I blocked in the masses first with acrylics on a dark primed panel. The composition was rather complicated with buildings and streets, and looking down onto the scene created a unique "bird's eye view" perspective.  Nocturnes are so much fun to paint - I am really just marking the lights!  After the acrylics, I come in with my oils, and finish with a palette knife.  The energy of painting downtown is always invigorating, just as a gentle pastoral scene is always peaceful.  Painting number 1479 in 1479 days :)

7 comments:

  1. Your painting turned out really well! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Wow, this art is stunningly gorgeous!
    Happy PPF ♥

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  3. this certainly is different than what you typically paint but oh my-equally stunning!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the dark background and warm colors.

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  5. Beautiful cityscape, a different subject for you.

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  6. Stunning and very unique view! A little different than the usual...but I love it just the same!! Great palette!

    Hugs Giggles

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