48.00"x36.00" oil paint, cold wax on canvas, unframed


Description of California Street

This city view is from the vantage point of looking up California Street from downtown San Francisco.

The painting was done with a palette knife in hues of orange, blue, yellow, and red blended together in thick layers of paint.

There are many beautiful textures and subtle colors in this work.

I was interested in the positive shapes of the buildings against the negative space of the sky,

It was a challenge to find the best balance of color and value as any one change in color to one shape would affect all the others.

I was exploring balance and harmony within color, shape and form.

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