Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“Downtown Austin (Day 3)"


It has been the third day of this big project. I have repaired the canvas. I have abandoned the easel and mount the canvas directly on the wall. It worked, and life goes on. Yesterday I got the main color scheme, and today I started model the details. The progress is painstakingly slow, and I am starting to get sick of it. It feels that I am building the real city piece by piece. Is this project really doable? I start to get frustrated. I see so many things need to be done. Yesterday I have built the high-rises and today I have made the cars. Now I am tired, but I still need to build the capital of Texas, and make several people. Well let's do them tomorrow. Now I am really appreciate artists who paints big paintings like this.

13 comments:

Karen Robinson said...

It is already fabulous. Be of good cheer and build your city one brush stroke at a time. You are an inspiration.

susanne billings said...

how did you repair the hole in your canvas?

Diane Mannion said...
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Diane Mannion said...

Qiang, your painting is wonderful... spelled your name with a Qu, so removed first comment. Love the blur and flow of your light and color.

Steven said...

Looks great! Hang in there, you'll get this! Thanks for sharing your frustrations and process. I can see you now, paper towel in hand, pulling off under painting and building tone. Laying in darks. Man, you're an inspiration.... cheers!

PrimeTimeMom said...

Stunning!

Byrne Smith said...

Great view of Congress Ave. and our Capitol bldg. Makes me want to get out my biggest canvas and paint a landscape (or something).

Karen Werner said...

Pretty fantastic for a rough start!!!

Linda Levine said...

Don't give up... your picture looks great. It takes many attempts before you are satisfied with your own efforts when you paint in a new genre. Love the picture so far.

Andy Carlos said...

Brilliant work. A what point would you call this complete. At the moment i love the way you have added detail to the bottom centre of the canvas. It gives a feeling of tunnel vision straight down the road

Mo Erkenbrack said...

I think it's beautifully done!

Diane M. said...

You're an amazing artist! Always looking to grow. I love that about you. It's good to try new things and although it's been a bumpy ride you've got a great big beautiful painting of Austin.