Acrylic Cityscape Oil Popular

View over the Rooftops

20 days of design/painting! Wake up, go to work, come home, paint a little, sleep, repeat as needed!

This is by far the largest painting I have done to date (30 x 48 inches). My wife commissioned me to paint something interesting and imaginative that was vibrant enough that could be hung in our kitchen, above our table.

It all started out with an idea and went from there.

One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give to new artists is that you just can’t start painting without giving yourself a plan and map. It would stink to start painting and realize that you didn’t make enough room for an element that was important.

Design phase/rough sketch of design – the design I liked best, wife approved!
Take the map and translate it to the canvas – this phase allowed me to move things, delete things before the first bit of paint was added.
Acrylic underpainting. Value mapping.
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Oil painting sky completed first before moving to the foreground

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Finally, after 20 days…I was ready to say this was complete!

Rooftops; 30 x 48 in., Oil and Acrylic Painting Mediums

My name is Tim Ellmers and I love to paint in a wide variety of mediums. All the artwork you will see on my site is done by me. I post items I am currently working on regularly when the time allows. Please join me on my personal journey for artistic growth. Free free to send me an email inquiring about my work or to ask questions. Cheers, and thank you for visiting!

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