First and Union

I painted this from the Gritty City Challege picture that Robin Weiss put up on Daily Paintworks. When I saw the reference picture, I immediately recognized that it was the intersection of First and Union in Seattle, it is where the Seattle Art Museum is located. I've been on this very corner many times, and it's not really that gritty at all!

First and Union
 

 
I love cityscapes, but I have not always been successful painting them. While the challenge was to paint the scene as loosely as possible, I actually spent quite a while trying to get the angles sorted out. Not to get a perfect rendering of everything, but hopefully accurate enough to be believable.
 

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