Thursday, May 14, 2009

New York Cityscape (Karin Jurick's DSDF challenge) - Day 5

Today I added a few more details and gave it a final touch as follows: Added an imaginary red SUV in the middle to help flow of red. Added a bit more blue tone to the distant buildings to create 'smoky' urban atmosphere. Added another small traffic signal post and a lamppost. And little more details on the buildings. It was a really fun experience and many thanks to Karin Jurick for giving us this great opportunity to participate and share with others. Here is the final painting.

"Madison Avenue, New York City" - oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in



And here are some close-up shots:



17 comments:

  1. Bravo! You get an "A" and a gold star my friend.

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  2. Wow, you did a nice job on this Peter! And such a big size. I'm still struggling with my 6x8" version...lol!

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  3. Peter, Beautiful job. The hazy blue in the distance gives it such a nice atmosphere.

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  4. Peter, this is wonderful!!
    Judy

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  5. Fantastic, Peter! Excellent work.

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  6. I've got a blog award for you on my site, Peter...

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  7. This came out great - and as always I enjoy seeing your process. Thanks also for sharing "along the river" - I just watched it again with my daughter (who's from China) and she really loved it - we're always trying to keep her culture alive but don't know a lot, so this was really enjoyable on several levels!

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  8. Great job with the DSFDF challenge! You've captured that urban gritty feel N.Y. has.

    Glad to meet another painter in the OC!

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  9. Great job Peter. I like how you simplified the cabs, yet got them to look real. Also appreciate seeing your proccess.

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  10. Great job! I love the grey, it really makes the yellow stand out.

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  11. Very nice final challenge , I like the window in the skyscraper they look like the light is hitting them, well done.

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  12. Have seen a number of postings by various artists on this challenge and there are sure some great paintings done. I like the way you handled yours. Rather simply put but reads powerfully.
    Good job.

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  13. I agree with Gary. You got my home town feel just right. Thanks for showing the step by step.Good work!

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  14. Good work!
    you succeeded express the loneliness and the gray tone of large cities
    congratulations
    Have a good weekend

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  15. Hey Peter....
    Are you okay? Miss seeing your posts. ~Lisa

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  16. thanks for sharing this. I love watching the progress of this

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  17. Love the perspective and the colors. Well thought out too, adding the red car.

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