Finished my painting after 3 years. LA Riots 1992, corner of Hollywood and Ivar. Original inspiration was Jackson Pollack and Jacques-Louis David’s “Rape of the Sabine women”. I wanted an epic war scene, but something I could relate to. Many of the people in the painting are directly inspired by photos and stories of the event. In the end I won’t ever know if it was worth taking this much time to complete the painting, but it was worth trying.

Joseph A Jimenez

LA Riots - Acrylic

4’x5’

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  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/200th
  4. Focal Length: 29mm

Panoramic view of the middle of the painting. After just under three years I will finally be done with painting this week. Very excited. 

Art by Joseph A Jimenez

Acrylic

LA Riots

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/16
  3. Exposure: 1/200th
  4. Focal Length: 21mm

Coming along nicely. Working on the sky and then I’ll move on to the group of people in the mid ground. 

Hollywood and Ivar, LA Riots 1992

Joseph A Jimenez

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/40th
  4. Focal Length: 31mm

Working on the background. Finding it challenging to paint loosely, but I’ll figure something out. Also enjoying listening to some Fever Ray.

LA Riots

Joseph Jimenez

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 41mm

It’s been a while since I posted, but here’s the latest. Working on the horizon. Want it to really have a sense of depth.

Joseph A Jimenez

LA Riots

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/40th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

ParselTongue 

Pencil

Joseph A Jimenez

Check out my tumblr page to see the progress of my LA Riots painting.

  1. Camera: Panasonic DMC-FH24
  2. Aperture: f/4.6
  3. Exposure: 1/15th
  4. Focal Length: 16mm

It’s been a few weeks since I posted an update, but I’ve been painting. Here’s the latest. Finished half of the tree line, completed the white building and the stop light. Working on the other stop light near the edge of the right side.  

LA Riots painting

Joseph A Jimenez

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  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/40th
  4. Focal Length: 32mm
Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 
Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works.  Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 
Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works.  Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 
Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works.  Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 
Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works.  Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 
Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works.  Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 
Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works. 

Finally finished the brown building. Here’s the progression of the building, with top being the final version. 

Check out my website www.JosephAJimenez.com for pics of my completed works. 

Doing some final touch ups on the building and the surrounding people. Hoping to finish this section tonight. 

check out my tumblr blog under JosephAJimenez to see what else I’ve done on the LA Riots painting.

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 33mm

Doing some final touch ups on the building and the surrounding people. Hoping to finish this section tonight. 

check out my tumblr blog under JosephAJimenez to see what else I’ve done on the LA Riots painting.

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-3N
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 33mm