Sunday, September 29, 2013

The French Riviera, 20

day 1: planning the destination
We're going to the French Riviera, and I found some lively activity along the long stretch of the Promenade Robert Schuman, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France.

day 2: capturing the selected image
OK, this is kind of interesting: I had saved the Google image (w/the young man) a few months ago, yet when I went back there today, the scene has been updated. Those Google camera people do get around:
June 2008 Google image: young man carrying yellow chairs
July 2012 Google image: a row of yellow chairs

Well anyway, my painting will be based on the image w/young man
Google image comparison of same place along French Riviera, 4 years apart

day 3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
Here it is, the guide for my painting.
Photoshop composition of the Google Street View, to paint

day 4: the finished painting
"Yellow Chairs" was painted on a relatively textured prepared canvas panel, which I think works well with this scene. Love the shadow shapes of the chairs.

"Yellow Chairs" is for sale (and w/more photos too):

"YELLOW CHAIRS", 8x10" Original Oil Painting by puci

day 5: a day (or more) of rest
Enjoy your rest somewhere along this beach, as you hopefully find your place in the sun.

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