New Work: Cityscapes Fall 2015

Now that the fall is here I have far more time indoors vs. all of the normal outdoor activities that occupy one's time.  I am moving into a large scale cityscape series at this time.  I feel that the larger format lends itself to the experience of the viewer feeling small, as one would in a city environment naturally, and the use of non-traditional applicators such as knives, rollers and squeegees creates interesting textures and impasto which are to be visually explored close up while the work generally dominates around the viewer.  
Below I have attached a couple pictures of my most recent work in process; a roof top scene from Boston's north end, 48" x 36" oil on canvas.  
You can view my first painting in this series, Boston Blackstone Block here:

http://www.vanpattenstudios.com/blackstoneblock

Roof Tops:
 

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