Oil Painting 20 x 16 inches View of Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC The idea of this painting was a scene mostly in shadow, but with the main area of interest bathed in warm light. A few days ago someone asked where I am showing my Washington paintings...I am showing them at a gallery in Georgetown, SUSAN CALLOWAY FINE ART, 1643 Wisconsin Ave. www.callowayart.com
Sometimes the reason for creating a painting has more to do with the color scheme than the subject...that was the case here. Although this is a composition similar to others I have painted, the thing that really got me interested here was the arrangement of primary colors. The red and blue were almost straight out of the tube, while the yellow of the wall was very much tinted with white. The painting is actually a little less yellow than shown here...I must have had some warm lighting on while I photographed it.