Another week, another round of paintings! I'm really into this weeks paintings because I have found that I most enjoy watercoloring architectural scenes. My nature + still life painting are just not my best work, and I'm okay with that! It is great to find a niche within a hobby that you enjoy. Especially as an architecture student, I love that I have learned this new skill that I can use for architectural projects in the future! Let's take a peek at this week's paintings...
I think I liked this painting more than my professor did, but I have good reason for that. This painting was a great study of shadow for me. I had to pay close attention to the two different levels of shadow. Those that were lightly cast across the buildings, and the darker areas around the decorative details. Although it may not be the most lively painting, I like how monochromatic it turned out, and it almost reminds me of a design sketch.
Finally, I am pretty happy with this painting because it is the longest I have worked on a single piece. Maybe that's because my friend and I were watching Just Friends on Netflix while we painted and I was getting distracted from laughing too hard, but nevertheless it took a lot of patience and detail. I also love the Round Tower [Rundetaarn] poking out in the background, and the hanging flag which really gives it that strong Danish vibe.
I am so grateful to have these watercolor paintings of my time here in Copenhagen. Trust me, I guard my sketchbook with my life! I am moving back to the states this Sunday, and I am hoping to get a few more watercolors in before then to make the memories last.
BIG NEWS: I am launching my own skateboard art brand this summer, called Studio Skate! I have launched the project on Kickstarter to make this dream a reality. You can learn more here and there are tons of cool rewards for contributors! Thanks so much for your support!