June 17, 2014

Under the Whitehurst Freeway, Georgetown

I had some time early this evening to spend in Georgetown and parked under the Whitehurst Freeway to do this quick sketch in oil.   I'd seen an interview with the artist Rackstraw Downes in which he talked about painting under elevated roads like this -- he said he liked putting the weight into the top of the painting where there'd otherwise be light and sky.

I took this a bit farther and darkened the freeway underside more and brought up the light in the sky along the roofline of the building.  Not sure what I'll do with this, but I might be back in Georgetown quite a bit this summer and might have a chance to work on this idea again.

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