Rivoli Theater

W16 8 RO RIVOLI SQ

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.

W16 8 RO RIVOLI 002This rendering was not as easy because of the tiny size of the postcards and images.
I imagined the hillsides behind Main Street USA with no homes on them in 1900.

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.

W16 6 5 BLUE GREEN 022 W16 6 11 BROWNS 009 W16 6  5 GREEN YELLOW 007 W16 6 PRIMATEKS 06 Piem W16 6  5 GREEN YELLOW 012 W16 6 PRIMATEKS 06 Minn W16 6 11 PURPLE VIOLET BLACK 023

     W16 8 RO RIVOLI 011THEN, 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!

Previous Building Images Completed:  Upper Sandy Guard StationWong Laundry Building; Uppertown Net Loft.

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.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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26 Responses to Rivoli Theater

  1. It’s a neat and beautiful series you have going. I love the Marquee signs. Especially the very first one.

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  2. loisajay says:

    These middle of the night ideas are wonderful, Kate!

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  3. bikerchick57 says:

    I like what you did with the Rivoli Theater painting, Katie. You really added a dimension of excitement to it.

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  4. All great pieces of art and the photos too.

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  5. June Walker says:

    Lovely watercolour paintings!

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