Continuing the Haltom’s Jeweler’s Clock, Sundance Square

Haltom's Jewelers Clock, Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas

It’s hard for me to take a decent digital photograph in the comparatively dim light of my studio as opposed to outdoors in the daylight.  But I wanted to get this latest development out there on my blog.  Thanks to those of you dear readers who always offer so much encouragement, and provide the impetus for me to continue, even when I am tired, or on the verge of burning out.

I was terrified of watercoloring this clock, because I had no clue as to how to mix the bronze colors (still don’t!).  I’ve been using Aureolin as my base, with touches of Cadmium Red Medium and the occasional Winsor Green.  For tighter work, I’m relying heavily on a Dark Sepia watercolor pencil (Albrecht Durer brand), and sharpening it frequently to create clean edges where I can.  I’m just about finished with the monument.  The major thing that remains now is heavy street shadows with all kinds of variation going on.  We’ll see how they come along (probably tomorrow–I’m getting tired!).

Thanks always for reading.

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2 Responses to “Continuing the Haltom’s Jeweler’s Clock, Sundance Square”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    The detail in this painting is remarkable and remarkably well done. The bronze in the clock looks very realistic (well and bravely done). The shadows will add drama. Can’t wait to see the finished painting!


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you, Linda. I really appreciate the good word. It’s been a few days since I’ve touched this. I’ve since added some shadows that I have not yet posted, because I feel they are too puny. I need deeper, richer shadows to punch that clock out into the foreground better. But alas, I’m getting sort of timid at this late stage of the painting. Thank you again.


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