For this painting, I wanted to have a go at the main street of Oatman, US, which we visited in 2014.
This is the photograph I decided to use:
I don’t have any pictures of either the initial sketch or wash, though.
This because it actually took me three attempts to get a painting I was able to finish (Oh, the agony!).
The first one got too dark.
The second one got overpainted.
The last one ended up okay, and looked like this:
I think I should’ve used more contrasts than I did, simply by using more of the lighter wash on the buildings and people.
I’m also aware that I didn’t include the donkeys.
I just couldn’t get them looking right.
I clearly need more practice painting buildings, people and cars. But it was fun to have another go at it.
Now, on to the next one 🙂