Paoli Street



Paoli is a cute little town in southern Indiana. I like it because there is a road that goes all the way around the city hall. I like to stand on the second story and look down the street. This particular day was very wet. Most people hated the rain, but I absolutely love what a wet road does. It becomes a mirror. I loved trying to paint the reflections. I’ve used two of my favorite techniques to give depth — atmospheric and linear perspective. By having the closer cars bigger than the ones further back, and the greater detail in the front than the back, it gives a feeling of distance. The linear perspective has the road wider at the front and narrower as it goes to the back. Everything merges from a wide angle to a vanishing point at the rear. The viewer can travel in the painting down the road.

Comments on Paoli Street Leave a Comment

April 29, 2008

Larraine @ 8:51 pm #

This one is REALLY nice! I love the cars, street and the pretty rain!

Jared @ 11:35 pm #

I love this painting. It reminds me of a fun time with my dad down in Southern Indiana!

April 30, 2008

Jennifer @ 10:46 am #

I don’t think that I’ve ever seen this painting and I really like it. I love that it was painted as the artist looks down and that the street veers off to the right instead of straight down the middle of the painting. Well done!

May 4, 2008

Suzanne @ 9:03 am #

This painting is beautiful.

Leave a Comment

Fields marked by an asterisk (*) are required.