Friday, April 9, 2021

The Clock in Bryan, Texas

Downtown Clock, Bryan, Texas, gouache 

For this 45 minute gouache sketch I used ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt sienna, and white.

6 comments:

Vladimir Venkov said...

Beautiful painting and subject! I love the colour scheme! I guess you decide about the colours once you are on the spot... Thanks James!

Stephen and Nyree said...

I notice there are different times shown on each clock face. Was this to show us a start and stopping time?

Kiara Hays said...

I'm back home in College Station briefly, so it's wild knowing you've travelled through the BCS area, as It's not exactly a tourist trap! So I hope you've enjoyed your time here regardless, & would love to hear your experience!

It's also funny timing because I just tried casein painting for the 1st time today, & your extensive info on it was part of the reason I justified spending a bit on on a white and black tube. It was fun, so thank you! I also really appreciate your advice for self-taught artists that I saw a few weeks ago on Youtube. As a young aspiring artist who recently completed an unrelated degree, it's inspiring to know how possible it is to get so good without the luxury of a structured art education. I am also drawn to natural history subjects, particularly birds and primates, & it's thrilling to dive into all the side-subjects that help you do the natural world justice, including color theory & basic anatomy. Did you have any favorite side-subjects when you were first learning?

- Kiara Hays









Kiara Hays said...

I'm back home in College Station briefly, so it's wild knowing you've travelled through the BCS area, as It's not exactly a tourist trap! So I hope you've enjoyed your time here regardless, & would love to hear your experience!

It's also funny timing because I just tried casein painting for the 1st time today, & your extensive info on it was part of the reason I justified spending a bit on on a white and black tube. It was fun, so thank you! I also really appreciate your advice for self-taught artists that I saw a few weeks ago on Youtube. As a young aspiring artist who recently completed an unrelated degree, it's inspiring to know how possible it is to get so good without the luxury of a structured art education. I am also drawn to natural history subjects, particularly birds and primates, & it's thrilling to dive into all the side-subjects that help you do the natural world justice, including color theory & basic anatomy. Did you have any favorite side-subjects when you were first learning?

- Kiara Hays









adan said...

Especially amazing done with so few colors! As others have mentioned, nice to see an artist passing through Texas (I'm in Austin) 😊

nuum said...

Such a beautiful image!
Thanks for sharing it, James.