I normally tone my canvases in an acrylic wash before I start painting in oil. This time I thought I'd stay with the acrylic a bit longer. It was interesting blocking it in with acrylic. There were moments where I thought it was TERRIBLE but it just made me laugh.
If you look at the original image you can see that I changed the composition a bit. Since I'm not working in a square I had to utilize the space more effectively. I spaced the buildings apart and made them a touch smaller. Don't be afraid to alter the composition of your reference. The perfect photograph might come off as flat or nonsensical in a painting. Do what works best because you're not going to show the reference next to the finished painting!
It's not finished but I had to stop here because the paint was too wet to keep going.
Something that I have always found challenging was the naming process. I don't know what the hell to name my paintings. Two Buildings under Clouds is not terribly exciting but it seems fitting, right?
Do you have a problem naming paintings? How do you do it? Do you have any suggestions for me? Help! :)
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