Painting Process

Painting Process | The Luxor Las Vegas at Night

Luxor Las Vegas Painting by Borbay

The Luxor, Las Vegas, shoots a light beam into space. Space. Taking this, and the fact that we stayed there into consideration, I decided to end the trip with a Luxor painting.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Having completed two intensive night paintings to date (The Woolworth and Citi Field — below), I realized it would be a true challenge within the time frame.

Woolworth 30inX30in Acrylic Sold

The Woolworth from 7WTC.

Citi Field Painting by Borbay

Citi Field.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Still, I had to go for it. After the jump, a single, ten hour painting session resulting in a 20″X20″ night painting.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

The shimmering heat and oppressive sun radiates through this picture.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

I quickly began to layout the Sphinx…

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

When I realized he was too low, so I redrew the composition in magenta.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Getting my paint on, Vegas style.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

I love me an orange sky under painting. Why deny what you crave?

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by BorbayBlocking out the colors… complementary.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Green sunglasses help you paint.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Laying in the pyramid. I’ve become quite fond of the straight-line freestyle painting action.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

New York, New York and the Excalibur in the background.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

A somewhat spotty blue sky, and the foundation of “The Hotel”… which creates some absurd reflections.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Working around the canvas, splashing in colors, trying to block things out expressively.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Adding darkness… space from which light will emerge.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

It’s starting to get serious now.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

That guy in the background is Jerry Shawback, it was his second painting of the session!

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Waiting out the magic hour, “Yeah that’s right, the magic hour” — to get my night painting on.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

A massive amount of dark sky mixed along with the light beam shade… added instantly, making The Hotel look electric.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

Starting to come together, throwing the almost sickly looking highlights cast from the white flood lights on the palm trees in the foreground.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting Process by Borbay

The marching ants along the building.

Luxor Las Vegas Painting by Borbay

And completed! This was certainly a challenging canvas, but I am glad to have gotten in one night painting. During my next trip, I’d like to do a 36″X48″ night painting from the top of Mandalay Bay….

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