Corner Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment:

The photograph for today’s watercolor experiment looks downright dusty. It is probably the underexposure and low contrast of the print. I am sure that the day I took that photograph, more than 20 years ago, the scene itself was well lit.

I wanted to make the watercolor different from the photo. I remember the building was not a brownstone, but I painted it as such just to see what it would look like. I used dark outlines around the security doors and for the graffiti itself.

Watercolor: Graffiti on the Corner of 26th and 3rd

Corner Graffiti
6″x4″ 140# Mixed Media Paper

I made some progress portraying the correct perspective. Instead of looking down on the scene, as in a previous experiment, in this case, the viewer is observing the scene from about eye level. I am also proud of the street signs, which play an important part in the composition of this study.

Here is the photograph on which my watercolor is based:

Photograph: Graffiti on the Corner of 26th and 3rd

Corner Graffiti – Reference Photo

 

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