Finished the Fort Worth Flatiron Watercolor

Fort Worth Flatiron, 1906-7

I am happy to sign this one and proclaim it “completed.”  I thought I would be finishing it over the weekend, but had some unexpected time on my hands last evening in the studio, and managed to chip away at the final details during this day.

Thanks, all of you who have watched this from its inception.  It took awhile, as I found little quality time to focus on it.  But finally, after a couple of weeks, it’s finished and I can move on to the next composition.  I’m looking seriously at the historic Ridglea Theater on Camp Bowie Blvd., on Fort Worth’s west side.

Thanks always for reading.


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6 Responses to “Finished the Fort Worth Flatiron Watercolor”

  1. Nuno Says:

    Beautiful work. I love the street details and the trees, they seem so real!


  2. asmalltowndad Says:

    Wow David this is stunning! I have followed your art for a long time and I’m amazed each time. I’m still learning a lot, especially watercolors and viewing your art challenges me, and inspires me to do more with my own paintings.


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate the encouraging words. This particular watercolor exhausted me, but now I’m ready to pursue another, thanks largely to comments like yours. Best of luck in your endeavors!


  3. Shelley Says:

    I am almost speechless, but I can echo the other two comments! The sense of natural, dappled sunlight coming off the side of the building, off the street and through the leaves is uncannily real. It evokes a vintage picture postcard. Absolutely beautiful work, David.


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you, Shelley. My biggest challenges were rendering the sunlight on the east side of the flatiron, and then the tree shadows all over the pavement. I’m happy with how they finished.


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