09 August 2011

Detroit Nocturne in Blue


Detroit Nocturne in Blue
Four year Anniversary for Postcards from Detroit!
Oil on linen/panel, 2011, 5x7"
SOLD
Today's  daily oil painting is an urban landscape nocturne of the Detroit skyline seen from Belle Isle.Today, August 9, 2011 is the four year anniversary of Postcards from Detroit. I really did not think I would still  enjoy creating a painting  every day after all this time and more than 1,300 paintings. I want to thank all my clients, collectors and friends for their support for making this possible. Maybe I will slow it down a little next year after five years.
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5 comments:

Fred Johnson said...

In light of your anniversary I couldn’t help but go back and look at your first post. An hour later I’m still going through the posts. One question comes to mind. Do you still use the color palette from the larger paintings that you are in the process of working on for your small paintings?

Postcards from Detroit said...

Hi Fred, I still do use the same palette when ever I get a chance, but the paint dries so fast in the summer that it is hard to do . You don't want it to dry out before you can finish the larger one. I have three glass palettes that I use, two have hinged covers that help protect the paint from drying. The large one I cover with a large board. I cover the paint with wax paper and close cover. It might keep a day more. If not it is at least easier to scrape off. Thank you for your support! When did you start looking in on the blog and how did you find it, just curious. It is collectors like you that make the whole thing worthwhile, thanks! S

Fred Johnson said...

When you mentioned scraping your palette It reminded me of something I had read about the Chase school in that at the end of the day the students would wipe the palette scrapings on the wall and that paint was two inches thick from the floor to as high as a person could reach.

We started following your Blog around March of 2010. One day during my lunch hour I was looking at art links and followed some links to dailypainters .com I remember seeing “La Maison Blanche VIII”. It stood out from the rest of the daily paintings. On a cold March day I could feel the warm sun reflecting off the house in your painting. My first painting I purchased was eight days later of “Downtown Shadows”. Later that next month I was laid up for a few weeks from a minor surgery and to while away the hours I would go over your previous post. I’ve been enjoying your Blog ever since. Most welcome.

Fred Johnson said...

When you mentioned scraping your palette It reminded me of something I had read about the Chase school in that at the end of the day the students would wipe the palette scrapings on the wall and that paint was two inches thick from the floor to as high as a person could reach.

We started following your Blog around March of 2010. One day during my lunch hour I was looking at art links and followed some links to dailypainters .com I remember seeing “La Maison Blanche VIII”. It stood out from the rest of the daily paintings. On a cold March day I could feel the warm sun reflecting off the house in your painting. My first painting I purchased was eight days later of “Downtown Shadows”. Later that next month I was laid up for a few weeks from a minor surgery and to while away the hours I would go over your previous post. I’ve been enjoying your Blog ever since. Most welcome.

Denny said...

Congratulations Stephen...I always enjoy seeing your new work. Your enthusiasm towards your craft is inspiring.