Modern plein air urban landscape oil painting incorporating a common place scene many of us see everyday. Contemporary take on plein air landscape painting.
Original plein air urban landscape oil painting of alleyway. My modern take of landscape painting consists of an urban scene such as this one with lush green summer tree nestled among other traditionally un-picturesque items and a beautiful blue sky. Working en plein air or “in the open air” is a wonderful way to interpret your environment. My goal is to create the feeling of that place at that time rather than record it like a photograph would.
My brushwork is loose and impressionistic as I do like to work quickly and express the scene I am looking at. I enjoy working pencil drawing into the wet paint to ad details as well as a different mark to the painting. This is my way of combining painting and drawing into one finished completely original art work.
I am attracted to urban scenes that so many of us pass by every day but don’t really see. This particular area was across the street from a park where I had met some other painters to paint. They all chose to look into the park at traditional scenes. I chose to look across the street at this striking image. I loved it immediately.