Friday, August 12, 2011

"Girl Watching"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

The High Line is so very cool, an oasis of sorts, a moment of Zen in the big city of New York. I loved the street and sidewalk views from above - this was, I think, looking down onto Little West 12th Street.

I totally intended to get a quick, loose painting done this morning and tackle a larger piece for an upcoming show - didn't happen. I got caught up in the straight lines and cool shadows and shot the whole day working on this. My favorite part is the color combination of the green/blues and warm greys. I'm happy. And I'm adding this new painting to my series ATL to NYC & Back.




8 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Great perspective and you really captured the brightness of the day.

Me said...

bravo.

Julie in the studio said...

Karin, did you see the wonderful article in National Geographic's April 2011 issue about the High Line? It is entitled MIRACLE ABOVE MANHATTAN. In light of your recent trip, it would be worth looking up.
Lovely painting.

Giselle McMenamin said...

Love the blues and grays! Great lighting.

The Tame Lion said...

Brilliant! Awesome!

Sue said...

Great painting style, very nice selection of good paintings... I like your muted colouring.

Virginia Floyd said...

I love the geometric lines in this painting--that diagonal slash of bright sunlight against the darker colors of the building. The vertical lines of the building and the door are just great against the vertical line. Wonderful composition. I also love the dark shadows of the figures against the bright sidewalk, and the muted color palette. Great job!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

love your everyday scenes. Lots of wonderful angles in this one.