Main Street, LaCrosse

"Main Street, LaCrosse"
6" x 6"
Pastel on canvas panel
I made a quick study of Main Street with pastels. I'm using photos from the internet, so I don't know which direction I'm facing. What I do know is that these are very old buildings and I'm looking forward to painting them in person… now that I'm a little familiar. 

I haven't painted with pastels in months. I forgot how fun they can be. The next painting, tomorrow, is my favorite.


Main Street

"Main Street"
6" x 6"
Acrylic on canvas panel

I'm revving up for the plein air event I'll be attending next weekend. I'm not fond of, nor practiced in urban scenes. I've avoided them from the beginning of my art experience. Yet, the promoters of the event are looking for — hoping that someone will paint the downtown area of the city.  So I'm willing to give it a try. 

This is the first of four paintings I did today. It's acrylic and I used a scraper to keep my lines straight. I'll post the others to let you see how I'm improving.