My Demonstration For ‘The Group’

Rex Beanland, Destination 19th St, NW, watercolour, 20 x 15








On September 11, 2012 I did a demo for The Group.  It was a very enjoyable evening.

When I got the painting home I felt that it needed quite a bit of work.  Overall I was happy with the massive scale I gave to the buildings and it definitely has a centre of interest.  The main issue I had with it was that on the right hand edge I just had a few branches (you can just see a couple of them) and it didn’t balance the painting.  So I added a much larger top-to-bottom dark shape and that made it much better.  The one thing I couldn’t easily correct was that the perspective of the painting didn’t seem to work with this new shape.  The vanishing point that is too far behind this new shape.  I think it would be more effective to have the vanishing point somewhere between the last car and the dark shape.   But aside from that I’m pleased with the result.

P.S.  If I were to do this painting again I would give it more colour variation.

Thanks to The Group for asking me.

Rex Beanland demonstrating for the group.

2 thoughts on “My Demonstration For ‘The Group’

    1. Rex Beanland Post author

      Hi Maureen: Thanks for the comment. I actually wanted the shape on the right to be a building but there were too many branches still hanging out so I just made it into this shape. Rex


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