Two Trees on Water St.
Modern urban landscape oil painting utilizing urban scene many of us see everyday. Two trees nestled among an elevated train track, wires and a beautiful blue sky. Contemporary take on plein air landscape painting.
Original plein air urban landscape oil painting of two trees on Water Street in Wilmington, Delaware. My modern take of landscape painting consists of an urban scene such as this one with lush green summer trees nestled among elevated train tracks, train wires 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 is called the Wilmington Riverfront and is just a few miles from my home. It is a wonderful area with many urban landscape possibilities which I continue to work on and develop in my painting.