I love painting local scenes, and this watercolor is a continuation of the storefronts in Valley Junction in West Des Moines. I designed the composition using pencil first, paying attention to the geometric building shapes, signage, shadows and angle of the storefronts. In this particular scene, the yellow rocket ship above the door captured my attention along with the interesting array of objects inside the window. There was more detail to paint on the banner that hangs on the lamp post and the flag mural in the alley. The dark values of the Longest Yard brewery anchors the composition on the left of the design.
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Black wood frame (18" x 14") with white mat
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Actual image size is 7.86″×10″.
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Actual image size is 15.71″×20″.
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