I’ve been intrigued lately by the idea of doing tourist paintings. I’m more drawn to the opposite of landmarks- random, run-down places, or just an everyday street- but I like the idea of painting landmarks as well.
Canaletto’s career was based on them; Renoir painted his own versions of Canaletto’s Venetian cityscapes. And of course we have the rich legacy of Paris Impressionist street scenes. Monet, to me, was the star of that genre, but there were quite a few Impressionist masters. I’ll see where this idea takes me.
Also featured here: Gamblin Portland Grey! I’m always on the lookout for better ways to paint our cool, overcast mornings.
Balboa Park Painting is for sale.