Tuesday, May 8, 2012

4-24-2012 Ruby Hill Park

Denver Skyline - Ruby Hill Park    9x12    oil on panel

I've never tried a city scene with buildings in it and the view from Ruby Hill was nice. I love looking at buildings and even photographing them, but for some reason when it comes to painting them I'm just not interested. So with that in mind, I picked this scene thinking that I could make the buildings more of a 'landscape' and less of a 'city' scene. It actually turned out to be a lot of fun to do. At first I was overwhelmed with all the buildings in the foreground, but after squinting down a lot it became fun to just see color spots and paint them in. The only parts that needed to look building-like where the ones silhouetted against the sky. Despite being fun to do, I don't know if I will do something like this again.  


Nancy Hawkins said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jon! Exquisite! Now it is my favorite of anything you have done!

Anonymous said...

very nice, very nice

Jon Holdredge said...

Thanks guys!