Needless to say, this took a lot longer than I imagined it would and I was doing it at the same time I was painting a lot of other commissions.
One thing I learned: You can't just suggest buildings very well if they are close the viewing angle. Ipainted the Toledo version first because there is a lot more detail in it and I wanted to get it out of the way. I was happy with it in the end but after painting so many angles and perspectives that change and curve, I am not looking forward to the Ann Arbor scene.I started it last night and I'm showing the underpainting here so you can get an idea of how little I think about where things are until I actually begin to paint them. It's a matter of putting something in and then correcting it until it is right. I would never be a watercolorist.
Yes, these are a rush- they are a Christmas gift and need to be dry by next Wednesday.
16x20 oil on canvas
The Beginning of MSU Stadium 16x20