An alley is literally a back of the house view but offers the sketch hunter the visual challenge: How do you represent the scene in an accurate yet appealing way. In this case I like the deep perspective. The alley extends the length of three city blocks all the way from DeMenil Place to Lemp Avenue. The cast the shadows laying on the pavement and climbing up the wall under the bushy overhang also caught me eye. The final touches were linear. The guy wires, utililty poles and bare tree branches tie the whole sketch together.
Alley, DeMenil Place, 04/11/2012; Michael Anderson, water brush, water color, Canson 140lb cold press, 7″ x 9″.