This weekend, Lynley and I will be heading to Macon, Georgia, to be part of the Mulberry Street art and crafts festival. In honor of this occasion I have decided to blog about Georgia this week. Macon, Georgia has a beautiful historic district, and an interesting downtown. I loved my neighborhood when I lived there. It had all of these unique antibellum mansions, beautiiful landscaping, and great views of downtown. This particular painting is of downtown macon, early in the morning, when the sun is first coming up. It is a beautiful time of day. Everything is quiet, and peaceful.
When you paint a scene, it is important to pay special attention to color. If you look at the shadows, you can see that they have a blue color, and that the direct light is a warm yellow color. This really helps give the appearance of the warm light of morning. Capturing color really gives this painting life. It is one of my favorite cityscapes.