Several months ago while sitting in a hotel in Austin, Texas I began to draw some little fantasy cityscapes. Odd shaped buildings, bright colors and people with pointed hats.
I really enjoyed adding watercolor to the little pencil drawings and outlining everything in ink.
Then I was asked to create a Calgary cityscape for a party in Canada. The bright colors seemed a little too bright for an actual city.
I was asked to do a cityscape of London. What a treat that was. This was for a lovely young woman who has become a friend of our family. In researching the appearance of the city I was surprised at what I found. In the early seventies we lived in London for two summers. This was not the same place I remembered, beautiful, but a real departure from my memories.
Sadly the events in Paris last week prompted me to create a piece with that city as the focus.
I will hope that future cities are depicted for joy and gifts of love and not as tributes to a tragic event.
One of my goals for this year is 12 commissions. If you are interested in a cityscape of your own or for a gift please drop me an email and I will let you know the particulars. firstname.lastname@example.org.