Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cityscape

This is a little 9x12" painting I just finished. I've been working on other things, and I've missed doing the smaller paintings and studies. This one is from imagination, and loosely based on a painting I did about a year ago called "Austin Evening." I really enjoyed experimenting with the colors.

21 comments:

David Bogart said...

always loved your cityscapes.

how did you get that texture and what colors did you use?

rob ijbema said...

great colors mood and texture leslie
composition works well,with the figure in the foreground

Scott Altmann said...

Leslie! Thanks so much for stopping by . I've been trying to get back into the blog world -I fell off for a bit as I usually do :(

Your work -wow. I just love how you are always trying to be creative and doing different things while still improving on the fundamental techniques. Very inspiring. Everything is wonderful , from the painted fabric works, to the Alice in Wonderland pieces. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Dani Brandimarte said...

This is really nice. It's amazing that you know lighting and shadows so well in your head. Great colors, too.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi David! The board I used was already toned kind of a dark brown, so many of the lines are the underpainting showing through. The sky is all palette knife work. Colors...hmmm...tints of cad green light and turquoise blue for the sky, then various mixes of yellow ochre/cad orange/burnt umber/alizarin for the buildings.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Rob! I'm glad you like the figure; I thought it added another level of interest. I'd like to start adding more figures into my paintings.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hey Scott, it's great to "see" you here! I really appreciate your comments, especially the one about improving on fundamentals. I think it is absolutely the key to having things turn out the way you want. I'm always trying to do better with my drawing and improve. Thanks!

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Dani! Well, that is one advantage of getting older-you have experience to draw on (pun intended). I'm still learning, but it gets easier, especially if you paint the same subject matter a lot (like cityscapes). Thanks!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Leslie, I think this is a wonderful painting. The colours are so full of life and feeling. And it's exactly the city for me. I also like that figure in the foreground. Do some more!!

Leslie Sealey said...

I appreciate your comments, Sheila! I really like your paintings, too. : )

Brothergrimm said...

I like how the character in the foreground looks like a building come to life. Watching him/her is like watching someone sleep: at some point, they move and remind you they're not dead.

sandra flood said...

Beautiful little piece Lesley.
I too love the figure!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks BG, I need to put more figures in my work. I think it makes for a more interesting painting.
: )

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, Sandra, I also love your latest dog painting; it's stunning!

Yangy Tham said...

I found your paintings are interesting and exciting, Leslie! May I friendly link your blog from my blog? I'm an artist too, from Malaysia. =)

Here is the URL of my blog:
http://yangytham.blogspot.com/

Leslie Sealey said...

Thank you, and yes feel free to link to my blog. Congratulations on getting into the gallery; that is exciting!

Yangy Tham said...

Haha! Thanks for that!

René PleinAir. said...

Euhm, ....

Are you the person on the painting, lost in a big city and unable to post a new painting?

Leslie Sealey said...

Sorry René! I've been very sick (flu) for a week now; I haven't been able to paint at all. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a painting day. ;- )

Yangy Tham said...

Ah, sorry to hear that. Take care, Leslie. Get well soon. =)

Leslie Sealey said...

I hope I will be all better in a day or two; I've been sick for way too long. Thanks!