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Here's the source for my next painting:

Love the colors. I love nighttime in the city. Such a gorgeous photo. I've been staring at it through the day, strategizing.

I've never used liquid frisket, but it's a rubber cement-like substance that you apply on the areas that you want to protect from a watercolor wash. You then lift it later.

And I've never tried bright lights, like those you see here, but with my new sense of Schmid's edges, I'm eager to see what I can do. So this painting will bring a few new challenges. I expect that I'll start it at my lunch break on Monday with a value sketch.


by Brett Rogers, 4/25/2005 12:33:33 AM


Hi Brett. Things have been so busy lately that I've been away and missed my blogging friends. We look forward to seeing you & the family in a couple of weeks!



Posted by Jody Halsted, 4/26/2005 3:02:40 PM

That is a really beautiful picture all by itself. I think you should enlarge it and frame it in your house. The contrasting colors of all the lights and the nightfall. It's really beautiful.



Posted by Anonymous, 4/26/2005 3:56:02 PM

Yeah, I love the picture. But I'm gonna mess with it and then paint it. I'm living dangerously, you know...



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 4/26/2005 9:26:44 PM

Glad that you stopped by, Jody. We're all looking forward to getting together at your place! See you there!



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 4/26/2005 9:28:56 PM

Hey. I love that picture to death. I would paint it for my "Music of the Night" picture (reference to Phanotm of the Opera), but I've already come up with a different idea



Posted by Linda, 5/6/2010 8:55:38 PM

love the picture. i am curious to see how you painted it. what was the result? i m a struggling watercolour painter..... hoping you succeed in the challenges this scene presents



Posted by farid191, 8/24/2013 4:38:55 PM

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