Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Need help with name

It's winter in Manhattan.  People have just left work and are on their way home.  This is the intersection of Houston and Broadway.  It's busy and there is not much of a chance to jaywalk.  You know how New Yorkers love that.  As soon as I snapped the picture, red had changed to white and they were off.
It was a challenge to paint the figures back lit in the red light.  I initially had the figures too dark and went back and added some color in the 4 and 5 range.  It was a good exercise in painting contrast.
I can't think of a name for the painting.  Any suggestions?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Made it to the Beach

This woman was so glad to get to the beach that she didn't even bother to get herself organized.  She went directly to the chair and plopped.  She didn't even let go of her bag for the first 15 minutes.  I'm guessing she had been trying to get to the beach all day.
I had a view from the deck and got an interesting perspective for painting.  There is no end to the different types of bodies and positions.  I'm loving the challenge of trying to capture each one.