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Barcelona in Black Joan Sorolla

I love these photos with their inky blacks and silky light grays—and the first one with its german expresionist (Dr. Caligary) grays is my favorite.

This image has some dramatic darks but might be a bit too soft focus and not enough lighter contrasting colors.

This image has some dramatic darks but might be a bit too soft focus and not enough lighter contrasting colors.

I like the dark shadows and lighter sky—it feels sorta 50’s but there needs to be some more buildings in the background.

I like the dark shadows and lighter sky—it feels sorta 50’s but there needs to be some more buildings in the background.

I’ve been spending time playing with Blender’s nodes to pull some interesting renders but I finally went back to the Gimp to get refreshed on some techniques.
I did a bunch of old-photo stuff for some stereo cards but it’s been a while; the following images are from existing renders.

I’ve been spending time playing with Blender’s nodes to pull some interesting renders but I finally went back to the Gimp to get refreshed on some techniques.

I did a bunch of old-photo stuff for some stereo cards but it’s been a while; the following images are from existing renders.

A view from the parking lot.  The last building detail is the tri-level trim around the very top of the building; I didn’t have the brains to work on it this morning, so I started working on the parking lot wall to the very right of the picture; this is the last bit that’ll determine how the sidewalks and streets fit against the building.

A view from the parking lot.  The last building detail is the tri-level trim around the very top of the building; I didn’t have the brains to work on it this morning, so I started working on the parking lot wall to the very right of the picture; this is the last bit that’ll determine how the sidewalks and streets fit against the building.

The first floor is finished—all the dock doors are in place; unfortunately, I could only measure the right-most dock so I’ve estimated the size of the others.  The widths and heights should be good—I counted the cement blocks inside the doorway.
I also fixed the doors in the roof room in the upper right—two of the reference photos showed most of the structure.

The first floor is finished—all the dock doors are in place; unfortunately, I could only measure the right-most dock so I’ve estimated the size of the others.  The widths and heights should be good—I counted the cement blocks inside the doorway.

I also fixed the doors in the roof room in the upper right—two of the reference photos showed most of the structure.

A closeup of my favorite part of the building.

A closeup of my favorite part of the building.

A view of the rest of the windows.  I’d like to say I’m done with the building but there’s plenty of little things to work on.

A view of the rest of the windows.  I’d like to say I’m done with the building but there’s plenty of little things to work on.

I finished getting all the windows fitted to the walls yesterday morning; I’m sure there’ll be some tweaking later on, but for now this task is done!
And yes, I will have to tweak that skinny little window in the lower center; it’s part of the first floor rework so it doesn’t count here.

I finished getting all the windows fitted to the walls yesterday morning; I’m sure there’ll be some tweaking later on, but for now this task is done!

And yes, I will have to tweak that skinny little window in the lower center; it’s part of the first floor rework so it doesn’t count here.

Got the first part of the east wall finished just now; the three bottom floors took the longest because they’re all custom windows.  I wanted to be slick and hide the unfinished wall just around the right corner but the shadows give me away.
Oh well, that’s the next bit—I’m at that point where I’m sick of working on the building but I’m too close to being done to stop.

Got the first part of the east wall finished just now; the three bottom floors took the longest because they’re all custom windows.  I wanted to be slick and hide the unfinished wall just around the right corner but the shadows give me away.

Oh well, that’s the next bit—I’m at that point where I’m sick of working on the building but I’m too close to being done to stop.