Maritime Museum (2018) - 30" x 30" Oil on wood panel over an acrylic pour


30” x 30” oil on wood panel. This painting depicts North Beach in San Francisco. I was a challenge because it is based on a photo taken on a beautiful sunny day. Sunny days with clear blue skies make rather boring images. So I attempted to capture the vivacity of that blue sky by using the pouring technique as the primary coat, and then painting the scrape on top of all this riotous color. The biggest challenge here was to get the values to read... because all the colors are so intense.