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The Bay in Gold and Grey

black-and-gold

I’m really excited about the way this painting came out. Another from an Instagram shot. I tried to keep it pretty loose… I definitely have a tendency to fuss until I bludgeon every ounce of freshness from the painting. I’m happy to note that I didn’t do that here. I kept the values lighter than that of the photo. I think if I were to do this in oil, I’d definitely push the darks darker. Again, I feel a bit limited with acrylics, but that could be an experience thing.

The photo was taken from the Berkeley Marina looking toward downtown San Francisco. I love the texture of the clouds and the glow of the sunset. Definitely a moody piece.

Instagram:

The Bay

Painting:

black-and-gold