Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Wall Street"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite

I'm winding up the alphabet series, with W for Wall Street - smack dab in the center of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. What an experience it was to watch and photograph this place - constant motion, frenzied activity starting as soon as that bell dings - then it all calms down as hundreds of men (and a few women) have done what they came to do, with nothing left but paper strewn all over the floor and discussions of what's for lunch are heard throughout the massive room. Awesome place.


Mona Diane Conner said...

You are absolutely fearless, and willing to take on anything. This is no-fuss fun, sparkling as always,
and dynamic. Great interpretation of the scene.

donna said...

I love your crowd scenes from above. Fabulous! Now, what will you do for 'X'?

n. rhodes harper said...

Karin, Tis is way beyond cool! I am always amazed at your execution and ideas. Hey, I amm loving Kim English this week. What a nice man. He painted me today! I got to purchase the painting for a bargain price. HOO RAY. Hope Petey is well. All the best!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

This is a really dynamic painting! I am loving the way you captured the fluttering of paper and the crowds of people all in their dark suits!

Barbara Pask said...

You never fail to amaze me. With your perfect and few strokes we know exactly what we're looking at without too much detail. Barb

Bill Brauker said...

As a guy who trades stocks in my home office every day, I can't tell you how excited I was to see this one. I have never been to Wall Street, but you have captured perfectly the situation. The lone trader going one on one against the street.

My only wish is that I had made a great trade today, so I could afford to buy this one. Well, maybe tomorrow.

Fantastic painting!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Such a beautiful abstract. You're amazing.