Vieux Nice (opus 1)

5 Jun

I spent a dozen hours or so, spread over three days, on a painting I did for a friend who loves city scenes that capture the ‘local taste’, the rhythms of balconies, and the way buildings in some Riviera town cascade into each other and vary.

 

I chose a view of the Old Nice, near the Cours Saleya, that featured colourful façades, a bell tower, tree tops and the iconic blue window blinds.
2B pencil sketch:
Then I did the outline using a 0.05 mm black Uni-ball Pin pen, and delimited the space with masking tape (glittery black was all I had –classy!):
Painting with shades of yellow, ochre, blue:

Once the red and green are in, this is done. Here is the resulting 30×20 cm watercolor:

Framed and ready to ship! (30×40 cm)

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