Monday, September 20, 2010

Shades of Gray

Manhattan Bridge
I chose this picture to paint for the Virtual Paint Out several weeks ago and when I looked at it I couldn't figure out why I chose such a gray subject. I'm the girl who likes color, and lots of it and here I am doing an exercise in grey. Even the sky and car were grey. The only things colorful were the orange barrels lining the road. I guess I was intrigued by the grandness of a bridge gate with the colonnade flanking the sides and the arch with the figures on each side. It reminds me of the grand aches you see in Europe that are in memory of great victories and heros. Perhaps this arch is a monument as well, who knows?
On another note; I'm am in the midst of packing and preparing to move back to our winter home in Florida. I may get in one more post before we leave. Otherwise, I'll be back soon.


  1. When I saw this thumbnail on my blog, I was intrigued because it is indeed different from your usual approach. I think it's great to stretch yourself through change on occasion. I too like the grandness of the bridge and like the perspective you've achieved.
    I hope your packing goes well and see you when you settle if not before.

  2. Welcome back to Florida... the weather is just starting to be a bit , just a bit cooler.



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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.