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.


  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!

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

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

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

  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.

  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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