The green wall looked vacant. As I was looking for other structures to add, I found two choices nearby; a parking meter or a street lamp. As I drew the parking meter corresponding to its life size, it looked insignificant. I decided to double the size of the parking meter and made it as tall as the wall. Additionally, I borrowed interesting pipes from the next building and I changed the dark brown ladder into lighter green to introduce more contrast to the green wall. At the end of the day, I was satisfied with the painting and also amazed that it took me a whole day to think and to make these choices.
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I have been painting on this spot for a few years but I have never painted this white building. The contrast between the white building and its dark large windows is attractive to me. I decided to put the white house as a central theme and simplified the surrounding by carefully choosing shapes. The space is cluttered with many diagonals from other buildings, I selected only a few diagonals to counteract with horizontal and vertical lines. I worked on the drawing for a few hours yesterday and lay down basic color scheme.
Today I realized morning’s light is exactly the opposite from the afternoon light. I enjoyed the morning light better so the painting is adjusted accordingly. However, I was not able to paint for more than a few hours today, the sun is brutal. I am planning to revisit this painting soon, this one has some potential.