Friday, November 09, 2007

Creek Street Ketchikan

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This photo of Creek Street, Ketchikan, Alaska, was taken by New Zealand photographer Paul Bakker. Creek Street is wooden street built on piers along Ketchikan Creek.
This is a complex composition with a lot of detail including reflections in the water. I started with the background trees then layed in base colors on the buildings. I finished the details of the buildings before dropping paint wet in wet for the water and reflections. I finished the painting by adding a little pen and ink detailing.