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Painted a Signal Box on The Alameda in San Jose

posted Oct 11, 2011, 9:26 PM by trudy levy   [ updated Oct 11, 2011, 9:29 PM ]

This was a really big box and I did it in two days. It was a blast!! I used house paint ( four colors) and Acrylic tubes to tint it. That way I started with a flat blue sky, tan pants, orange dog and green top and base. then I shaded and formed it with the paints after tweaking them with the acrylics.  You can see a series of progress shots and the "unveiling" at  My assistant was invaluable.  It was based on a painting selected by the neighborhood committee who were sponsoring the painting of the "art boxes." The original subject was Duke, my dad's last dog.
Here is my favorite final shot:
trudy levy,
Oct 11, 2011, 9:26 PM