Saturday, May 9, 2009

Madison Avenue

Once again Karin Jurick gave us a great photo ref for the Different Strokes
"one photograph painted by many" blog.
This is the corner of 39th and Madison in NYC. I painted it 8x10" with the goal of giving the viewer feeling of activity, action, traffic. The cabs are more fun to paint than you would imagine. Of course I had to try an aceo of them too:

9 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Great entry to the DSFDF challenge. Lots of movement and action in both your taxi paintings!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Nice job Kathleen! It has great energetic brushstrokes and it looks like you had a lot of fun!!

DEB said...

GREAT job Kathleen! You went wide, and I went tall. I'm finding this a fun photo to paint too. I love your rendition and all the bright color in your piece.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Thank you Ann - I loved your 'mini' version.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Thank Dana.... I totally agree with your comments about left and right brain n this one!

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Thank you Deb - I want to go to that Art Mill you wrote about!

Ann Rogers said...

Thanks, Kathleen, for the suggestion on my blog site to use a larger brush to accomplish a more loose look. Did you notice that Karin Jurick advocates the same thing on her comments with her Madison Avenue painting. I am picking up the best tips from all these wonderful blogs...thanks to all!

Dean H. said...

Great job, Kathleen...you sure nailed the hustle and bustle of the scene!

dominique eichi said...

great paintings. Your dsfdf is well done