Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New York Street Scene


What a fun painting Karen Jurick had for us to paint this dsdf session. The canyon of New York City with their colorful, ubiquitous taxi cabs. I had one more strip of yupo, so I had to paint it on that. I love the result of the wavy edges and the way one color oozes into another. It's a small painting, only 15 x 3.5 inches, so I could only do a sliver of the whole picture which you can view at http://www.differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/ You can also see all the other fabulous painters' renditions of the same picture. It's really fun to see the creativity that takes place on that blog.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your comment on my orchid. I don't know why we just strive to do something thats just out of our reach! I always look at paintings that are loose and want to paint like that. I love yours!
    I'm going to look into that web site ...Different strokes. Thanks again.

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  2. Barbara joan, thanks for your comment. When you paint on yupo it almost forces you to be loose, there is just no controling watercolor on that slick surface.

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  3. I love how you squuezed this into a tall skinny shape. That was kind of what I thought when I first saw the photo, too. It really gets the city feeling across.

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  4. nice cropped look for DSFDF gives a good feeling of a city.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.