DETROIT STORIES... ORIGINAL SMALL OIL PAINTINGS
OF DETROIT BY STEPHEN MAGSIG
Love this one, too. These smaller works -- the "postcards" are wonderful. This one reminds me of Hopper, John Register, and Vincent's "The Yellow House" all at the same time.Do you paint these directly on location (that could prove to be very difficult) -- or use photo reference and color notes?
Thanks Bob,I have to admit after I started this I also thought of Vincent's Yellow house painting.I do work from photos I have taken, but I edit as I paint, just as I would if I was on location. I do use a computer screen and this gives me a lot of information, more than just a photo. I left off a lot of bad color on this one, simplifying things to make a stronger statement. Thanks for looking.
Nice color and design -- great work. -- Kevin
Stephen-Just as in many of your works, I can feel the temperature, if that makes any sense.I love the nocturnes as much as these sunlight images, and it was me who made reference to works such as "Michigan Central Nocturne" being like a Tom Waits song rendered in oil paint.I visit now everyday thanks to Lines and Colors (which is how I found your site/work). It's beautiful -- thank you for sharing it with us all.
Love the simplicity in the shapes, coupled with strong color. Great job!
Just love this painting! Stunning.
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