Dec 10, 2006

Park & Robinson


8x10
Oil/linen panel
Plein air

I was on my way to a certain paint location when I passed by this construction zone. It's in my neighborhood, not too far from my place. I was instantly struck by the composition: the towering builiding, the crane above and the the office trailer. I'm really glad I painted it. There are so many condos and apartment buildings currently under construction in Hillcrest, at least four I can think of. In the last year and a half about 4 have been completed. The architectual landscape is rapidly changing in my neighborhood. This would be an interesting way to docment growth in the neighborhood. I plan to paint more of these. That crane was fun to paint!

5 comments:

Joe said...

Danny-
Love your work. Curious: how long did it take you to complete this painting from beginning to end? How did you handle the changing light conditions?
-Joe

Danny Griego said...

Hi Joe

Thanks! The painting took about 2 hours to complete. As far as the lighting, after doing a quick but accurate drawing, I established my shadow pattern right off the bat. Over the course of the painting when the light was changing, I stuck to my initial shadow pattern no matter what. Hope that answers your question.

Thanks again!
Danny Griego

Joe said...

Makes a lot of sense, Danny. I also took a look at your studio landscapes. I assume these paintings are based off of photographs or are they from sketches and memory? I often work through photographs since I can't seem to work fast enough to master plein air painting. You can see my work here: http://joesterjournal.blogspot.com/

Danny Griego said...

Hi Joe

Nice blog page, keep up the good work! I like your palette, very colorful. Yea, my studio landscape paintings on my site are painted from plein air studies. On my site, I believe there is one or two under plein air that I used as reference for the one or two under studio landscape. I encourage you to paint outdoors often, try not to get discouraged. Over time, painting outdoors often makes working from photo reference a lot easier.

Good luck!

Danny Griego

alex schaefer said...

Hi Danny,

This is Alex Schaefer... we both know my mom Suzy Schaefer. I like you paintings alot! My mom mentioned your blog and it inspired me to start my own. I posted pictures of the painting we did down in San Diego. I like how it came out, I hope you can see it in person!

have a happy new year!

-alex