Sunday Morning in Studio Eidolons

Inspirational Reading before Painting

The apple-crisp October morning found us strolling southbound on Houston Street in downtown Fort Worth. We walked along, talking little, letting the urban environment flood our sensations. Traffic is always moderate in this downtown, unlike the frantic flow of a Chicago or Manhattan. The scuffing of my boots on the sidewalk could easily be heard above the occasional murmur of passing cars. Picking my way through the cold shadows and warm yellow sunlight between the towering buildings, I adjusted my eyes to catch the first sight of the rising Flatiron building at the intersection of West 9th, posted like a sentry of the south side since 1907.

David Tripp, journal

Fort Worth Flatiron, Houston & West 9th

I realize a long stretch of time has passed since the last blog. Perhaps I’ll record the past week or two’s history in future posts, but for now I’ll just say what is happening now–I’ve been commissioned to paint the historic Forth Worth Flatiron building and am up to my elbows in this new 16 x 20″ watercolor.

16 x 20″ commission underway

I painted this building years ago and sold it out of the Weiler House Gallery in Fort Worth. Limited editions of the work have sold quite well and are still available at $100 unframed.

Previous painting (limited editions still available)

For my new painting, I’ve taken a fresh set of photos and have settled on a closer, lower-angle perspective. I plan to show this work in its developing stages in the days ahead. No limited editions will be available on this work, as agreed upon with the commission.

I’ll try and post again soon, and more often. Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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2 Responses to “Sunday Morning in Studio Eidolons”

  1. gwengordon6214 Says:

    Your paintings are amazing! Do you ever use pen/ink/colored pencil, or any other medium in your paintings?


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you very much! I will sparingly use Micron archival ink pens for precision lines. Occasionally I’ll use sharpened Prismacolor Verithin pencils for edging though I dislike their lack of vibrancy in color. I prefer Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith watercolors with my brushes. For watercolor pencils, I also resort to Faber Castell Albrecht Durer brands in Sepia and Cold Gray VI, again for edging. Thank you for asking. I have no secrets!


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