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robertsloan2
06-17-2013, 06:11 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2013/70184-Chicago_Buildings.JPG
Chicago buildings and river
Sakura Koi watercolor on Stillman & Birn Beta journal heavy WC paper
Photo reference by savatage

Tried something a little different this time, a looser interpretation of big blocky architecture than I've ever done. Just transparent watercolor.

Scotkatidid
06-17-2013, 06:50 PM
Oh nicely captured Robert!

artsy_lissa
06-17-2013, 07:19 PM
Loosely done in an attractive style. Ready for matting and framing :) ~Lissa

sundiver
06-17-2013, 07:25 PM
Good one, Robert, nice sense of design, too.

BUN201
06-17-2013, 07:45 PM
Nice!

savatage
06-17-2013, 08:19 PM
The way only a former Chicagoan can do it :thumbsup: nice job:clap: thanks for joining

"J"
06-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Nice.

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
06-17-2013, 09:40 PM
WOW, I just love the freshness of this painting.
What size Robert?
Gentle Hugs, Stacey

robertsloan2
06-17-2013, 11:19 PM
Wow, thank you! Stacey, the page is 7" x 10" so it's rather small.

Savatage: :D Yep. I have been down there and seen those so many times. I had ideas like trying to change the season, give it that typical iron grey sky and lots of dirty snow around from the winters I remember. In the end decided to just paint as-is, those nice days are well worth painting.

Wow, Wendy, thank you! I used to be so notoriously bad at composition, could not manage it or understand it, the Johannes classes and hanging at WC made the difference.

Purr thanks, Lissa and Kate and Bunny and J. I wanted to do this one justice and even though I was scared this might be my worst-ever cityscape around the middle of it (sky washed in, river done, big gap in between) I had to try. This one's much more watercolor-looking than some of my past watercolors, loosening up like that was deliberate.

I waited 3 hours for that sky to dry and it was worth it!

skappy
06-18-2013, 01:24 AM
Nice loose work Robert
Robert:cat:

Noula
06-18-2013, 02:26 AM
Well done Robert:clap:......it reads loose and lively!

connievanwinssen
06-18-2013, 07:54 AM
I like it a lot!:)

artastic
06-18-2013, 09:47 AM
wonderful rendition of the skyline Robert

Deano
06-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Love how you've allowed the brushes and paint to work for you, Robert! A very well done painting!!

robertsloan2
06-18-2013, 09:52 PM
Purr, thank you! Deano, I've been playing with watercolors all my life but until the past couple of years rarely dared to let that happen, just let the paint flow where it's going to and let it do the work instead of trying to control it. I'm having a lot more fun with it now!

missswiss
06-18-2013, 11:34 PM
Like the looseness of it Robert. Nice.

rozzi
06-20-2013, 06:34 AM
Lovely and loose - great shapes.

guilliame
06-20-2013, 08:14 AM
Hey Robert:wave: nice and loose:clap:

Paulafv
06-21-2013, 08:00 AM
Lovely sky and landscape Robert. You really did keep it just rightly loose:)

m50paul
06-21-2013, 09:16 AM
very nice.... I like how the buildings jump out from the sky... nice depth