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Old 02-06-2020, 11:04 AM
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Small town alley

A recent gouache sketch of some interesting buildings near my dentist' office (I arrived early for my morning appointment).


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Re: Small town alley

WOW! Nice! wonderfully detailed, wonderful portrayal of distance. Terrific plein air!

One nit (and not really, since it is plein air, the bottom line of the V right building seems a bit off.
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Re: Small town alley

Excellent detail, though I would have liked to see a couple of pedestrians.

I think the perspective of the left-hand frontage is off, the roofline should slope down and the ground line slope up a little as it is below eye level, or if it is straight on to the viewer both should be horizontal.

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Re: Small town alley

Great light. I really like the reflected glow on the face of the building to the right. Gary
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Re: Small town alley

Thank you for the responses, each are appreciated.

@Trikist (Gary) The light is what attracted me, especially the glow on that right hand wall.

@Yorky (Doug) I might just have to put someone in the image, though the area gets very little foot traffic. I guess I have been reluctant to attempt figures, but certainly need to start incorporating them. I very much want to capture perspective accurately, I appreciate your pointing that out.

@ntl Thanks for the compliment. I determined a few months ago to learn how to use gouache specifically to paint en plein air. And in so doing I discovered I very much enjoy painting buildings. I certainly do need much more practice with my perspective.

Thanks again for the comments.

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Re: Small town alley

Very nice, I like the way the road leads the eye right into and through the alley.
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Thank you MKathleen.
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I am digging this my friend.
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Re: Small town alley

A wonderful sketch, which I would be happy to call a finished painting. I see what Doug means about the left side perspective, but I actually like proportions and perspective to be a little “off” - it gives the subject some narrative tension. And I personally love architectural paintings which lack any human figures - I mean, why ruin a good thing? ;<}
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