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Old 04-23-2012, 12:28 AM
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Boston Blade WIP

I thought I'd share this one with you all. The project is for a company that installs the anchor and safety equipment on skyscrapers for window washers. My thought was to have a window squeegee wiping a swipe through the haze revealing the city skyline. I chose Boston because it is close to home.

I will hopefully have the skyline done tomorrow and then talk to the client about getting the squeegee for reference. I guess there is a brand that is considered the best and they would like that one in the painting. I aim to please!
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This is looking really good. I look forward to your next posting.

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Beautiful... You need to post a photo of your brushes. They must have only 2-3 hairs on them!

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What a great idea with the squeegee. Your clients are going to be over the moon with this.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:29 AM
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Looks terrific!!!
They should be quite happy with what you've created!
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Re: Boston Blade WIP

Thanks again everyone, I am having a blast with this painting. The skyline is done so I'll have to hold off on the rest of it until I get the squeegee.

Diane, all I can say is Winsor Newton Series 7 Size 0 watercolor brush. Not the miniature one either. It is simply the best paint brush I have ever used. This one is nearing eight months old and it still holds a point that makes stuff like the Boston blade even possible.

Since the paint is super thin and tends to dry fast, I find that the bigger belly of the standard brush keeps the paint wet and flowing better than the smaller detail brushes.
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Amazing... Thanks for the info!

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Can I just say "WOW"
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Re: Boston Blade WIP

Having once enjoyed a dinner from this vantage point I can't applaud you enough for your accuracy of detail. From your shadows across Copley Square and Boylston Street I can almost guess the time. In total awe here, beautifully rendered.

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Truly amazing!
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Thanks guys! Rob, you got it. Dinner at the Top of the Hub is pretty incredible. Everything from the food, atmosphere and of course the view. My favorite part is when they are using runway 27 at Logan. It is just off to the right of the Hancock tower so it feels like the planes are doing flybys just for your meal
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A detail that's worth noting since there's no reference to compare...but that is exactly how the reflections appear on the glass face of the Hancock Tower. Almost a pixelated (sp?) appearance with the multitude of glass panels.

Again, stellar work.

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This is incredible! What is goiing to be done with this after it is done? Framed ? Used for an ad ? I like the high up perspective, sorta like a birds view. Glad you included the second pix with the brush. Are you planning a series? Kulrie 8-)

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Thank you Kurlie, this painting is being commissioned to be a donation for a silent auction benefiting the Ronald MacDonald House.

I wasn't planning on a series but the response was very good from this painting so now that might happen The only other photos that I have taken like this though are in San Francisco so I would need to start doing some travelling
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Got the squeegee for reference last night, so I was able to finish this one up! All it needs is a clear coat and then framing!
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