"Waiting for a Ride", oil on canvas 16 "x 20" by Katarzyna Lappin (c). This is a scene from San Francisco, CA.
My motivation were photos I shot from the tenth floor of our hotel in downtown San Francisco. I was attracted by the long shadows cast by people walking past our hotel. My watercolor is on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches hot press paper. I made sure to get the holding of hands by…
Windy Hill is a good vantage point from which to view Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and beyond in all directions, as far north as San Francisco and beyond San Jose in the south. This painting makes the vantage poiint itself the focus.
This is an oil on board I did about 10 years ago, showing the view from my parents' home in San Francisco towards Mount San Bruno. I tried to do this fairly quickly and remember enjoying the freedom of not obsessing over details (which I still haven't completely learned.)
OIl on canvas, 20" x 16", another urban scene from South of Market in San Francisco.
OIl painting, 16" x 20" of a street in the South of Market area in San Francisco. I really liked the rhythm of the utility poles and the shadows they threw on the building.
oil on linen, 21.7 x 29.5in
oil on linen, 35.4 x 43.3in, 2009
Finished painting that was based from a photo I took when in San Francisco. Oil on Canvas. I'm getting more confident of started with a blank canvas and drawing my guides with just a couple strokes. You can see the progress on my flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/liquidmethod .