Sunset over San Jose, 29/6/17

Sunset over San Jose, California, 29:June:17, 27 x 19.5cm, Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 29:6:17, by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 27 x 19.5 cm, 2017

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Sunset over San Jose 3, 28/6/17

Sunset over San Jose, California, 28:6:17, 3, 27 x 19.5cm, Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 28:June:17, by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 19.5 x 27 cm, 2017

Sunset over San Jose 2, 27/6/17

Sunset over San Jose, California, 2, 27 x 19.5cm, Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 27:6:17, by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 19.5 x 27 cm, 2017

Incoming Storm, Las Vegas

Incoming Storm, Las Vegas, 29.7 x 21cm, Acrylic on 300 gsm Paper,25: July:17, by David Lloyd

Acrylic on 300gsm Paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, 2017 

This Acrylic on 300 gsm Paper painting was done in the morning from my hotel room in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. We had a beautiful view of the red/ orange rock formations in the distance and the suburbs stretching out towards them. The contrast of the green vegetation was interesting and it stood out against the rock. In this painting I was interested in showing the different tones and shades of the incoming storm clouds. I built up the detail of this painting by overlaying and adding thin layers of transparent Acrylic paint on top of each other.

Sunset over Las Vegas 2

Sunset over Las Vegas 2, Wynn Hotel Rm 2745, 27 x 19.5cm, Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 24:July:17, by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 27 x 19.5 cm, 2017 

This Oil Pastel on Brown Paper drawing is one of two done at sunset from my hotel room in Las Vegas. I wanted to try to capture the changing light of the sky and show the evening lights of the city turning on. We were very fortunate to have a great view and could enjoy the beautiful desert sunsets and the changing colours of the landscape. The mountains, that would look red or orange in the daylight would be changed by the colours of the early evening sky until they disappeared into the evening darkness.

Sunset over Las Vegas

Sunset over Las Vegas, Wynn Hotel Rm 2745, 27 x 19.5cm, Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 22:July:17, by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Brown Paper, 27 x 19.5 cm, 2017

This Oil Pastel on Brown Paper drawing is one of two done at sunset from my hotel room in Las Vegas. I wanted to try to capture the changing light of the sky and show the evening lights of the city turning on. We were very fortunate to have a great view and could enjoy the beautiful desert sunsets and the changing colours of the landscape. The mountains, that would look red or orange in the daylight would be changed by the colours of the early evening sky until they disappeared into the evening darkness.

Alex in Hawaii

Alex in Hawaii, Acrylic on Canvas, 53.5 x 45.5cm, 2017 by David Lloyd

Acrylic on Canvas, 53.5 x 45.5cm, 2017

This painting is based on a photo of my nephew Alex taken by his parents Julia and Brian in Hawaii. I really liked the photo and thought it would make a great painting and lend itself well to a more painterly finish. I had planned to paint it in layers and build up areas of thicker impasto to try to make the image pop out from the darkness of the edges. This painting was planned as a thank you to my sister and brother-in-law for very generously letting my wife and I stay with them in the summer of 2017. This painting and the photo it is based on were also the inspiration for the Silent Auction painting that I did. Even though this picture was painted after that event, it was an idea I was working out in my head before I started and I thought the theme and image fitted the live painting/silent auction event.