Painting in Progress: Watertanks, El Train Cityscape

Watertanks, El Train Cityscape, acrylic on wood panel (work in progress)

This is a work in progress painted on a 30x80 wood panel door. The composition is made up but I used photographs as reference. I first used gesso to prime the surface and then sketched the scene using graphite before starting to paint. There will be some minor compositional changes along the way as I build up the layers of color. This painting will be included in a solo show this fall at Urbanest in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.