The final painting of the fire escapes behind an old hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona. Very different from the photo. I am not sure if I like it or not, but two noteworthy accomplishments: no mud, no outlines. Is it overworked? Don’t know. Does it look “real”? Don’t know. I am too close to it timewise to consider it objectively. But no mud and no outlines I can say for sure!
From our trip to Flagstaff this summer. Below is the original photo, to show the color and the actual image. I think it might be behind the Hotel Monte Vista, from the parking lot, but I don’t remember. Anyway, some artistic license. I actually was planning to do the entire photo, but once I started my sketch, from the top left building, it soon became apparent that my proportions were totally off, and ended up with the upper part. However, I think the fire escapes are actually pretty interesting, and are a strong point in the drawing, as are all the lines of the pipes and landings and stairs.