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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Challenge 3. - Madison Avenue, New York City

After not having submitted a painting to the previous 'Diana' challenge on Different Strokes for Different Folks, I was ultra-determined to get this one in by the deadline. I am learning constantly through these challenges as it has been years and years since I have painted seriously and this one gave me a couple of surprises to say the least. I should not have laid down the first colour in acrylics (just to speed things up a little) as it spoiled the surface for the oils. In addition, the surface of the gesso was too rough in the first place, so I couldn't render the fine lines I wanted to, and, most frustratingly of all, the format was far too small for the effects I intended to create. However, this is my first cityscape and even though I didn't have much fun with the skyscrapers, I loved the adventure I had with the cars. What's next?

Madison Avenue -New York

Oil & Acrylic on Gesso Board - 9.25" x 12.5"

Whacky Close-up

11 comments:

Barb Hillier said...

Hi Anne - thanks for coming by my blog. Your version of New York City looks fabulous - it was a tough challenge and you took on the buildings as well!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Barb,
Yes, those skyscrapers had me in a fix. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to Karin's next challenge and I think they are getting more difficult.

dominique eichi said...

Great piece for DSFDF I love the black outlines around the cabs and such. I tried having fun with mine.

Sheila said...

Love this.... extra snaps for the whacky close-up...lol

Glenda Mosher said...

I love your version of the subject!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Dominique & Sheila - thanks for stopping by and your compliments. Much appreciated. Anne.

I'm off to look at your blogs now. (It takes ages to get through everyone's blog with these wonderful challenges)

Anne C M Campbell said...

Glenda, thanks for compliment - I am glad you enjoyed what I was trying to convey. Anne.

r garriott said...

I like your loose handling of the skyscapers, and the almost woodcut effect on the taxis. Well done!

Anne C M Campbell said...

r garriott - Many thanks for your comments - I really did want the taxis to stand out! Thanks for stopping by.

Dean H. said...

I think those distant buildings are extremely well done!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Dean - they were quite hard to get right. Thanks for checking in.