Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Gotham Gazette"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite


Despite that I feel like crap, this little painting came easy. I always feel lucky when that happens. I didn't stress over what to paint today - I just picked a photo and did it. I didn't stress over the details, I didn't put on my reading glasses and I didn't even sketch it out. Maybe that's what it takes, although I could do without the 'feeling like crap' part.

From an outdoor cafe in Lower Manhattan.


Shirley Fachilla said...

This is sooo nice. Loose but every stroke is in the right place. Love the umbrella. Love all of it.

Jennifer Phillips said...

You are a trooper for painting under the weather! I too really like the loose brush strokes of this piece and how the red of the umbrella really sings!

wendy said...

Such a nice casual look and feel to this painting. Making it work, even when you don't feel like it. I have enjoyed looking in at your creative process. Thanks.

Mark Bridges said...

This is a great painting. Hope you feel better soon. And here I am not painting after work. Maybe if you put peanut butter on your toes and have the dogs lick it off, that would make you giggle and feel better. :)

Barbara Pask said...

You paint great for a sick person, lol. You have such a talent, you are blessed.

FCP said...

Really nice, loose feel. Love the composition and how the umbrella directs your eye back around to the man's face.