Monday, April 25, 2011

Pulse of New York

Pulse of New York, Color pencil on paper, 7 x 5" SOLD

Yet, another Daily Paintworks Challenge! I love doing figures, and I have already done an oil painting on this theme, All A Twitter. Many of you have commented on the use of my color on the DPW site. I love color, it is music for my eyes! New York is pretty drab, but definitely an exciting place. Color is what excites me and is a good metaphor for the sounds, smells and intensity of the city as well as the look in this woman's posture and face.


Here is my second version in acrylic:

Pulse of New York 2, Acrylic on panel, 7 x 5" SOLD

I haven't worked in acrylic lately, other than demonstrating for my students. Thought I'd give in a whirl! I used a limited palette and like the subtle difference in the color scheme.

8 comments:

  1. I found you through the daily paintworks blog and just had to tell you how much I love this piece. The colors are gorgeous! And the movement of her hair, her gesture, it's all perfect!

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  2. I agree with all the comments others have said. Very nice job on a complicated pose. Like the color you added.

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  3. You're good! These are really terrific renderings; the colors are great. :)

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  4. Both of these are just superb! Love your use of color in all your work.

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  5. I'm amazed at the color in this colored pencil piece and in the other ones in this blog. I didn't know you could get such a painterly effect with colored pencils and watercolor pencils. Very nice.

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  6. I took a workshop with Bonnie Auten, http://bonnieauten.com, who does the most amazing color pencil work. That is where I learned this technique. She does workshops throughout the country.

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