Commission Painting: Estonia

So this painting started off by painting the canvas grey. Because there were so many small shapes here I wanted to cover the canvas with a flattish color.

This is just after all the blocking in of main shapes has been completed. You can still see the under painting and the grid lines on top.
This is just after all the blocking in of main shapes has been completed. The ocean is Ultramarine Blue, Golden Acrylics. The greens are made with Pthalo Blue, Primary Yellow, & Hooker’s Green, Stevenson Acrylics. I use  mix of my primaries to get grey. I also use Pyrrole Red (Golden) for the rooftops but later on add some Burnt Umber.
blocking in the main shapes estonia painting
Working out the main shapes and trying to find how all the little puzzle pieces of greys and squares result in looking like buildings. Little attention has been paid at this point to the trees and distant harbour area.
The reference photo my client sent me.
The reference photo my client sent me.
The finished commission.
The finished commission.

It just arrived at its home!

Author: Katana

Katana Leigh is a professional international artist with her paintings at home in Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, Australia, and more. Find her on Artist Katana Shop, Google! and Instagram

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