Saturday, January 24, 2009

San Fran Can Man



This is another Karin Jurick "Different Strokes for Different Folks" challenge. The reference photo is at the right. It is a Victorian house so familiar in the San Francisco landscape. I had taken a photo of a homeless man collecting cans in a shopping cart the last time I was in San Francisco. I changed the scene to evening, and thought he would fit perfectly under the street lamp. To see more of my work visit my website http://www.dianemorganpaints.com/

8 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow... Diane, kudos on the catchy title and changing the image to one that is politically potent and timely.

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks, Sheila. I was thinking of calling it "The Haves and Have Nots" but I had already dubbed the guy the San Fran Can Man when I took the photo. I love your pen-and-ink with watercolor version. It's really terrific.

dominique eichi said...

Thank you for reminding us that doing art can involve a timely heartfelt message too. Very nice Diane thank you

Carol Feldman said...

Another lovely watercolor!

mollie jones said...

This is great Diane. I especially love the colors you used and the way you wove those oranges through. Great job.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Lovely work in your own vision and great color.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Diane - beautiful colors and I love the way you handled the sky.

r garriott said...

Wonderful color choices! And I really appreciate the way you opened up the background all around the house. Nice composition.