This is the beginning of a new painting, the under painting (value study in burnt sienna) and color map layer have been laid in. Next I’ll go back to the darkest darks and begin working with a more opaque layer of paint.
This is the same area as the last painting I did, it’s 10th Street at West 4th in the Village, same time of day as well (early morning). The lighting is intriguing in that the foreground is primarily in shadow and the buildings off in the distance have the morning sun hitting them and making sort of a glow. Also was drawn to the reflection in the puddle on the sidewalk, which is a fairly bland large area that is broken up with just the right amount of interest by the puddle.