5.19.2009

Madison Ave., New York City


8" x 10"
acrylic on masonite

A photo of cabs at the corner of 39th and Madison Ave. was the subject for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge. I had a great time with this!
I have been learning a lot about seeing color by taking the original photo and increasing the saturation and individual hues in photo shop. Also looking at the photo without color helps to see the values.
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16 comments:

Bonnielynn said...

Great job, Annie !!! Im loving it !
What a variety of views on NYC there were. Its amazing.
I know that I will keep doing Diff. Strokes as time allows.

laurens.paint.palette said...

Annie - this is is so gorgeous! I love the colors!! Great job!

dominique eichi said...

VEry nice piece Annie.

adebanji said...

Great Piece!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Love the life you breathe into it....can hear the hustle and bustle :)

Steven S. Walker said...

Another dynamite piece! You're making me work hard.

Sheila said...

Annie Annie Annie.... can I be you when I grow up? this is gorgeous.

The Bull said...

You did a really lovely job on this. I particular love the attention to the color and the lighting!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Annie - beautiful job!

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Terrific piece. Love the lighting and the greens in the side. Great job.

Glenda Mosher said...

Wonderful take on this scene! I really like the colors and activity you captured.

Aliaena said...

Hi Annie,
I am new to the blog-o-shpere, having just ventured in to starting my own art blog (very fledgling) and I just wanted to thank you for your generosity and beautiful work. Yours is one of the existing art blogs that really pulled me, and I have read all the way through your blog, starting from your beginning posts! I find your art very beautiful and inspiring, and I am particularly touched by how generous you are with other artists (and anyone else following your blog) in your sharing of tips, information, resources, etc. for other artists - and even asking people to send in possible painting projects for you. Your way-of-being (if I can coin a phrase here) in blogland really encouraged me to go ahead and take part, and I just wanted to let you know. Wishing you continued success and all good things, Aliaena

L.Holm said...

Hi, Annie - I thought I left a comment already, but I may not have "verified." (forgive me if this is a duplicate). I absolutely love your version of the challenge. beautiful color. really great work!
Liz

Gwen Bell said...

You did such a fantastic job on this very busy assignment! Lovely, clean colors and crisp shapes.

Kerri Settle said...

Your version is one of my favorites from this challenge. It really sparkles with life.

Hillary said...

I love the use of shadow and light in this picture. It's beautiful.

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