A Spiral Staircase ~ Take 2

I tried fixing the color problem by changing the saturation. This is a better picture of my last post, not perfect, but a lot better…

Spiral Staircase 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas

A little reminder to myself on why I’m doing these back alley paintings from my first back alley post…

“A little honesty here… I have been so uninspired by the Oklahoma landscape. My dream always has been to paint oceans and mountains, places I remember that I loved when I was growing up. But just maybe I have been looking in the wrong places. Maybe I need to find the forlorn, the lonely, the cast off and begin to make beauty from ashes. This may be a new beginning for me…just maybe…”

Back Alley Guthrie ~ A Spiral Staircase

I probably spent 2 hours trying to get an accurate photo of this painting. Even with some editing I could not get the colors right. The sky is much lighter than this, and the stone and brick darker, but I think you can get the idea. The spiral staircase is fascinating. Many of the back alley buildings have wrought iron staircases. It still amazes me what detail and care the builders put in the backs of these old buildings.

Spiral Staircase 12″ x 12″ oil on linen

The building that you see peeking out from behind is the Guthrie Post Office. The next painting I’m working on will show more of the post office in the background. It will be the small building next door to the left.

Until then… 🙂