Friday, March 13, 2015

Albright Knox

Acrylic painting of the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY
Albright Knox
Acrylic on archival Gessobord
5” x 7”
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is available.
I began by sketching the basic shapes with paintbrush and a mixture of dark brown. Drawing with a brush instead of a pencil allows me to focus on the basic shapes and ignore the details. This is a good strategy because if I draw the details too early in the process then I’ll be hesitant about painting over them.

The building is the Albright Knox Art Gallery located on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY.  There are three outdoor sculptures in front of the museum. The large diamond shaped sculpture in the foreground is “Diamond I of III” by Antonia Milkowski. The Red cylinder shaped sculpture is “Bond” by Alexander Liberman. The third sculpture, which is barely visible in the painting, is “Pizarro” by Charles Rumsey.

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