Sunday, December 29, 2019

"Sidewalk Sale at the Strand" - A Quick Color Study

Here's a quick color study for a possible larger studio piece. 

The Strand Book Store in New York is one of the last great bookstores in the United States. It's an excellent place to browse, both inside and along the sidewalk. 

I've been working on some larger detailed portrait paintings, and it's nice to go a lot looser in a smaller piece as a kind of relief. I've included some in progress images as well to show how quickly this came together. No stress, just straight fun.

"Sidewalk Sale at the Strand" • Oil on Panel • 9"x12" • 1 Hour • Available at

The initial couple of minutes. A quick wash in of color.

Fifteen minutes into the painting.

Half an hour into the painting.

Forty-five minutes into the painting.

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