Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Virtual Paintout - September Challenge

This month's location for The Virtual Paintout blog challenge was Manhattan Island. With such massive choice in one of my favourite places on the planet, I decided to develop my theme from last month's challenge when I painted a store front window in Charlotteville, Prince Edward Island, which I had thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn't choose between three windows so I went all out and painted all of them, noticing each one was dominated by a primary colour. I love what happens when the photograph loses its registration through the various stages, and this gives the visual its allure, but also its technical challenges. Another challenge was trying to make them look like real windows and this I did (I think) by including the reflections some of which, if you look very carefully, show the blurred outline of the Google car; I think it was the Google car! What I learned from this challenge was these works should be painted on huge formats, at least 8 foot square, preferably more. Maybe one day when I get my huge studio I can develop this as a theme. (Below each painting is a small reference of the window from Google Street Maps).

"Primary RED at Kenneth Cole, Fifth Avenue, New York"
12" x 12" - Oil on Gessoed Board.

"Primary YELLOW at Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue, New York"
12" x 12" - Oil on Gessoed Board.

"Primary BLUE at Sephora, Fifth Avenue, New York"
12" x 12" - Oil on Gessoed Board.


Linda Popple said...

Love these paintings with the window theme. Virtual Paintout is a lot of fun and a real challenge. Well done!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Linda!

Chartan said...


Anne C M Campbell said...

Ta luv!!!

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Stunning paintings. Love the bright colors and abstract feel.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by Jean!

Murilo S Romeiro said...

Fantastic! I liked a lot your theme for this Virtual Challenge.
Congratulations, your three paintings are amazing!An abstract reality!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Murilo!