Today's is another urban painting. loved the way these cabs seemed to be racing. the yellows against the dark buildings and the streaks of light give this one motion.
started with a black gessoed panel and laid paint on in one shot. no fades with subtle strokes of paint in close values.
no...on this ... see the color and value, load the brush and lay it down. careful now,.,,,dont "lick" it! (the term for painting a stroke and touching it again "just in case").
its a phenomenon all us painters are well aware of. its like we cant help ourself from touching the brush to the shape twice or three times. we know that the best paintings are put on in one stroke but its counter-intuitive for some reason. dont ask me why... but every painter reading this is going,,,, "right on mike, i feel ya!"
its kinda like when you know something is important, so you repeat yourself even when you know they heard you in the first place.