Rivoli Theater at 1355 S Main Street, Pendleton, Oregon was built in 1900.
It is a significant part of the original streetscape of the old downtown. In its heyday, the Theater served as a social and economic center of community life in Pendleton and Eastern Oregon.
BTW, I used DS Primateks in every color mix created except the light grey wash:
Lapis, Serpentine, Diopside, Yavapei, Minnesota Pipestone, Piemonite, and Hematite.
Even on the Rivoli, I added a touch of Yavapei to warm the Holbein Warm Grey.
THEN, a tad bit unsatisfied (I don’t usually do realistic renderings without a twist anymore),
I wanted something to show the spirit and excitement of the theater.
My mom spoke of the excitement of going to the moves as a kid;
I wanted an image that invoked that as well! Finally, middle of the night,
I played with Fineline Masking fluid, using it like paint, then splashing colors over the image, dripping
and plopping color, capturing movement and lights! I like them
— I created several at once.
Do you have a favorite?
These donated paintings will
raise money for restoration efforts!
Fluid Cold Press papers, Fineline Masking;
Sennelier, Holbein, QoR, M.Graham, and Daniel Smith watercolors.
©D. Katie Powell.
My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.
As my Patreon supporter, you will have
access to some content not on this website,
sneak previews, goodies, discounts on classes.
I will teach architectural sketching,
art journaling (art+writing), creativity, watercolors.
That annoying loud-mouth editor/critic in your head?
GONE! How great would that be?