Apr 23, 2007

Hillcrest Dumpster


12x16
Oil/masonite
Studio painting

Here is a alley scene which happens to be located at the backside of the building we live in. In fact, the green dumpster butts right up against our building. The reference picture was taken in the morning hours. I recently rode my bike around the neighborhood snapping pictures for possible future reference. I intended for the dumpster to be the center of interest for this painting. This was fun as it was a break from plein air and because I haven't done many paintings in the studio or from photos in quite a while. I would like to couple both studio and plein air paintings from now on. We'll see how that goes.........

5 comments:

alex schaefer said...

Wow this looks good! Simple, real subject matter and beautiful light. Nice nice nice!

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Alex. Nice meeting you last week, finally. You do very good work and I can sense your enthusiasm and vibe with the way you talk about your work and art in general. I'm sure your students are very appreciative. Until later........

Robin Neudorfer said...

Such a very quiet mood. Seems you can hear the early morning noises, and all seems well. Could walk right down that alley without a care.

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Robin. Believe me, I've seen and heard it all in this alley! I just happen to catch it on a quiet Sunday morning, just the way I like it.

Mel Johnson said...

This dumpster holds a special place in my heart. Of course, I've parked beside it a few times.