Thursday, December 31, 2009

Morning, St. Louis

Oil on Panel, 16x20"
Last one for 2009... I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

15 comments:

Gokhan Alpgiray Aydin ,Turkey said...

I like this picture too

Leslie Sealey said...

Thank you!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Fantastic Leslie - it just blew me away. Can I be very nosey and ask you what your palette was? (if I'm being too nosey just ignore me)

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Sheila,
It's not so much about the palette as keeping the whole painting fairly low-chroma and almost monochromatic. That way, any touches of more intense color stand out (like the highlights around the billboard). I think it was mostly flake white, burnt umber, ivory black, and some touches of ultramarine blue and alizarin...

A.Decker said...

Reminds me of places I've had to perform labor, when all I really wanted to do was kick back and take in the aesthetics of the situation, which is just what you have provided here.

Nice.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Leslie, you manage those greys perfectly though. They are never dull.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks A.D.! The most unlikely places are beautiful when the lighting is right.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Sheila,
I love mostly grey or monochromatic paintings with just a touch of color...I always seem to revisit that theme.

A.Decker said...

Due to your last reply to Sheila, I was reminded of Regis Pettinari.

Leslie Sealey said...

Good call on Regis Pettinari; I really like his work!

jason said...

love your haunting urban environments!
jason andrea
www.jasonandrea-studio.com

Leslie Sealey said...

I appreciate the comment, Jason. Overall, I think the urban landscapes represent my strongest work, so thanks for the encouragement!

David Lobenberg said...

You are a softer and gentler William Wray. Nice work.

bsealey said...

I like Wm. Wray's take on urban landscapes and I'm often drawn to similar subjects. What a nice compliment-thanks!

Leslie Sealey said...

Whoops, didn't check before posting...that was me, accidentally used hubby's profile to comment.
;- )