Saturday, August 1, 2009

Foggy San Fran challenge

16x20 oil on masonite

This is the current challenge. There were a ton of wires criss crossing the whole challenge image. I wanted to make the painting seem foggy. I was really lost on how to paint all the geometrics of all the buildings. I would say that Jeremy Mann is the man when it comes to all the buildings. I'll see if I like this enough to submit.

Detail of subject

21 comments:

Chartan said...

i used to live in SF, u've totally captured that foggy city!

Ghislaine Bruno said...

It looks like a foggy, early autumn scene. I especially like the whole STOP sign board as an echo to the car rear lights red.

Claire said...

Wonderful atmosphere - you definitely made this look like fog! I like the whole color palette of this - very nice!

Jennifer said...

This is my favourite of all the DSFDF paintings submitted so far, so I just had to come here and tell you! You've really captured the subject well.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I like the fog in the bay area.
You made it perfect!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hi Mark
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I get to meet new people and check out their blogs! I like the way you went for the misty foggy look in this scene. Coming from Canada, I'm afraid I don't have enough first hand experience of the coast to make such dramatic changes. The detail of the car is great.

Prabha N. said...

Thanks for your comment. Glad i visited your blog coz I love the painterly effect of the car detail.

Ann Rogers said...

Love the foggy approach, and your car detail is right on!

Christine Bray said...

I love the technique that you used and the fog! Your painting stands out.

Mitzi Easley said...

Wow Mark - really great job with your values on the car! Well done!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great foggy SF scene Mark...I love the car too!

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

Hi Mark, I love your rendition of the San Francisco Street. You captured the feeling of that city quite well.Well drawn car, too. Silvia

artpearls said...

Love the foggy street. So it must be a morning scene?

Becky Drees said...

Really nice job. It FEELS like SF to me!

Andrea said...

You hit it on the nose! Visited the city and the fog was amazing. Thanks too for your comment on my entry. ANDREA

Art By Erika said...

Mark this is exactly how I remember SF!! Now I'm jealous, wish I had though of it! :) Great job!

dominique eichi said...

Great fog scene for the SF piece, perfect.

Rosemary said...

Love the fog! Great entry!

Emma Pod said...

The foggy scene is a great idea....very nice composition. And I like your car detail. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your profile photo is cool and kinda creepy. It's a little bit conehead and yet not....more of a Cat in the Hat head.

Lori Margulies said...

Love the way you captured the feeling of a foggy San Francisco day. Lori Margulies

Carol Horzempa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Mark. It's always nice to meet more DSFDF artist.

You've really nailed the foggy look well and I like the close up of the car. Very nice!