Today i've been working on a project for a real estate developer in Raleigh. you may remember i did several paintings for them back in the early spring. they were painted plein air around north hills mall.
this project is much harder by far. then i could just go set up my easel and do what i always do, paint what i see. on this job they asked me to imagine what a scene would look like on a building thats not even there. its being built. looking at something and painting it is wayyyyy easier!
so i drew up some sketches and tried to imagine what a sunny day at this soon to be retail space will look like.
they want to show the concept paintings to potential renters to show that the place will look like a parisian cafe area, with people, trees, and all the rest.
they'll pick one of these 3, make a change or two and get me to do the final, which will be a little more finished. you dont want to spend tons of time on these until you know that youre going in the direction they envisioned. then you can hone in on it!