Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Main Street Canandaigua

A watercolor painting of Canandaigua NY.
Main Street Canandaigua
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is for sale. It was the thin slivers of alternating shadows and sunlight that first caught my attention when I was walking down Main Street in Canandaigua NY. The buildings in this area are historic and they contain a lot of interesting shops. As I was walking I noticed painting in the window of an art gallery and spent a few moments contemplating how the artist painted it.

This painting was challenging because there was a lot of detail in the original scene. I placed most of the emphasis on the sidewalk and the shops on the right. I was tempted to add more detail to the cars but I realized that would be a mistake because they would compete with the rest of the painting.

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