I did two more paintings in Detroit last weekend. The first one shows a skyline. I have found that when doing a painting of buildings or other structures it works best to approach it from the side. By doing this you will get a feeling of perspective and volume because there is a shadow side and a light side. Also I like to include more than one building to show different angles. The building on the left side is put there to give the painting depth – it looks closer than the tall building in the center of the painting.
The second painting is a different type of cityscape painting. It doesn’t focus on a skyline, but instead, shows sections of buildings. The differences in colors and placement of windows differentiates the buildings. I have added my little pet trick – putting cars in the picture to add interest. You will notice that there isn’t a lot of detail in the vehicles, only enough to let you know they are there.