After painting for a few hours in the morning, I realize this painting is not getting anymore interesting. It is still missing something. However, cloud and sun in the mid afternoon created a very interesting contrast of light and dark between the buildings. It is moody and different from the morning light. I am getting inspired.
For the past few years, I have been more focused on artist like Stuart Davis, Egon Schiele, Georges Braque, Piet Mondrian to get inspiration to simplify and to break down space and lines which comes easily to architectural work. However today it seems I needed to add something else. I have always admired moody and poetic work from Albert Pinkham Ryder and El Greco. Their work seem to be very fitting for what I need to learn today. I looked into “View of Toledo” from El Greco for more inspiration. It was done more than 500 years ago, it contains the power to evoke a certain mood and atmosphere.
I still struggle a bit to create the dark mood, the color became muddy and brownish but it is on the right track. I plan to revisit this soon.