Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Grant Schirpik: Valparaíso, Chile

A nice spurt of activity after a lull in postings. Thought I'd add mine to the mix. This painting is a departure for me in subject matter and style. I usually shy away from this type of scene because I like to capture detail, and there's just so much in the scene overwhelming me. I had to take a few deep breaths and break it way down to the simplest forms. I struggled with capturing the correct values to show the shadows and light, especially since most of the buildings are in shadow. Definitely learned a great deal. This is a view of Valparaiso on a beautiful spring day.

1 comment:

  1. Grant, You captured this scene. I know it was a departure from your usual paintings. Great job. I love it.