Friday, October 30, 2009

New Painting: Hell Gate Bridge

Hell Gate Bridge, 2009, oil on canvas, 12 x 14 inches
Remember this landscape? I had started this painting on site in the summer, and now I'm happy to say that it is finished. I think I had the most fun with this one, since it begun as a plein air landscape and ended as a studio painting. Trying to get the right blue for the sky was the most difficult, but after layers of Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Serves Blue, and Cerulean Blue, I think I got close to how I want it to be. I was afraid to ruin this painting, reason why I kept putting it off all the time. Tonight I was on a mission to get it done, and before I knew it, it was. Not sure where I'll go from here, but I can't wait to work on something new.

4 comments:

arianna said...

Luis - gorgeous! I absolutely love the perspective you've chosen to set this painting up. And as always you do amazing work. xo

Bethany said...

OMG, this is gorgeous! I didn't realize I would be commenting only second to my sister! Wonderful work, Luis!

Luis Colan said...

thank you ladies, this was a fun painting to work on from on the bank of the East River. I was afraid I might get washed up, but luckily it didn't happen :)

melissa santos said...

beautiful!