Bob Baker, “I-55 at Towanda” (2017)

25 Feb

i-55-at-towandaBob Baker, I-55 at Towanda (2017)

Today’s painting depicts I-55 at the Towanda (Illinois) exit around 7:15 a.m. this past Wednesday.  We’ve been having some beautiful mornings around here.  On this one there was a blanket of fog in all the low spots and it was around 50 degrees — in February in northern Illinois.

Once again I used the Anders Zorn palette: Ivory Black, Zinc White, Ochre and Vermillion.  Sometimes I deliberately shrink the palette for effect.  The short palette forces you to do  things, like amp up contrast and focus on value, that conjure up the past and stretch your abilities.  Happy Saturday.




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