Early Morning Light, San Francisco

(Early Morning Light, S.F.)Morning, Coit Tower from Hotel Zoe,Rm 336, San Francisco, 1-3: August:17, 29.7 x 21cm, Ink and Acrylic on 300 gsm Paper, by David Lloyd

Acrylic and Ink on 300 gsm Paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, 1-3/8/17

This Ink and Acrylic on 300 gsm Paper painting was done from my room in the Hotel Zoe over three early morning sessions in San Francisco, California. It was the view from our window and was painted whilst I was visiting the city with my wife. I was interested in the view of Coit Tower and the cool crisp beauty of the morning light in San Francisco before the city woke up. San Francisco is a very special place with all parts of life on show on the streets, highs, lows, and everything in between, and I have been fortunate to have had many great times there. This painting was made by first roughly drawing out the scene in Ink and then adding thin layers of Acrylic paint over the top. After this I built up the layers of paint and redefined areas of the Ink drawing by drawing over the top of the image. This is a combination of materials that I like to use as I like the contrasting effect of the stronger Ink lines and the delicate thin layers of Acrylic paint.


Tree, Early Morning Light, San Jose


Tree, Early Morning Light, San Jose, California, 30 x 21cm, Acrylic on Paper, 17-21:6:2017, by David Lloyd

                                           Acrylic on Paper, 30 x 21 cm, June 2017                                                             This painting was done “en plein air” over three early morning sessions in San Jose, California. It was painted whilst I was staying with relatives in San Jose. I was struck by the strange beauty and shape of this tree and also the beautiful crispness of the morning light in California. I painted it over three sessions because the light would change as the sun rose higher and changed the colours and shadows of the sky and branches of the tree. I built up the detail of this painting by overlaying and adding thin layers of transparent Acrylic paint on top of each other.