Elm Street

About a month ago, I did a plein air study at this spot, at the intersection of Elm Street and Arlington Boulevard in Bethesda, Maryland. I was interested in the stripes of light and shadow on the street, as well as the perpetual negotiation between car and pedestrian. Plus I liked the phtalo-green traffic light!

So now I’m doing a larger studio version. I intend to add crosswalk markings and a yellow centerline for the street. I may also add more pedestrians and cars, but I don’t want to take too much attention from the foreground car, patiently waiting for the jaywalkers.

 Geoff Watson, “Green light,” oil on linen, 24” x 36,” 2017 (in progress).

Geoff Watson, “Green light,” oil on linen, 24” x 36,” 2017 (in progress).