Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Watercolor Landscape - Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis

Watercolor Sketch :: Chase Park Plaza Hotel

"The Chase Park Plaza Hotel"
6.75" x 9.5" (17 x 24 cm)
Watercolor on Strathmore Gemini 140-lb CP paper in handmade sketchbook
© 2009 Steve Penberthy

I came across this view of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel while walking around in Forest Park last weekend. Built in 1922, the Chase is a St. Louis landmark and the centerpiece of St. Louis' central west end, standing watch over beautiful Forest Park.


Gabrielle said...

Steve - this is gorgeous. Love the blues in the trees and how it sets off the oranges in the building.

Steve Penberthy said...

Gabrielle: Thank you! When I began painting this, I hadn't planned on using blue for the leaves/trees, but it just sort of happened in the sense that I felt it was right for making the painting work. The blue (I used full-strength Ultramarine Blue) provided a great dark value. Again, thanks for the comment and for stopping by! -- Steve

Karen said...

I love the way this building rises over the landscape- always makes me think of a well lit wedding cake at night.