Sunday, 30 June 2013

New York at Night - Speed Experiment

I haven't painted for ages and I'm not bothered about this for some weird reason but today I gave myself an small exercise which is helpful. The objective is to paint any photograph within 30 to 60 minutes as fast as possible and try to get it as close in essence to the photograph. Some of the effects of a blurred night shot in New York were captured but I made the mistake of painting on too small a format. If I had wanted to capture some of the minutiae of the scene I would have to double up in size.

"New York Blurred" 
Gouache on Watercolour Paper - 5" x 5.5" (Approx.)


CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh how wonderful! To my mind, you've captured all the light and activity of the big city. I love this, Anne. I wish I could paint half as well!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - as long as something came across I'm happy.

Leslie Hawes said...

Very successful!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thank you Leslie and thanks for stopping by my blog!