Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Gotham Gazette"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold


detail

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.



6 comments:

Shirley 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.
Faye