Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A New York Minute, 37

day 5: a day (or more) of rest
"A New York minute is an instant. Or, as Johnny Carson once said, it's the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn." ~from The Urban Dictionary

day 4: the finished painting
You'll find my painting (using my full name, Darlene Pucillo) among lots of lively & lovely other paintings on the Daily Paintworks page. This painting has less value contrasts than I had initially intended, but I kind of like the way it appears as though the sun has momentary broken through some clouds to shine upon this New York minute.

This painting is for sale via Daily Paintworks: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/challenge/the-busy-city-challenge/229
A NEW YORK MINUTE, 8x8" original oil painting by puci

day 3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
I moved some things around a bit and created some pinkish tones to suggest approaching dusk.
My composition using Photoshop

day 2: capturing the selected image
This image was not taken from Google Maps/Google Street Views, but was taken by the wonderful painter Carol Marine. Further, she's using it as the basis for her painting challenge called "The Busy City Challenge", where any artist may enter an interpretation of this photo in their own style. Pretty cooll!
Photo by Carol Marine

day 1: planning the destination
We're in the Big Apple, Baby!

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