City Rhythm Watercolor Painting

December 14, 2015

“City Rhythm”
Watercolor, 22×30″, Private Collection


Occasionally I like to work from memories and my imagination and that is how I created this city scape.  It started as a monotype then I worked on it with watercolor and pastel.  I chose a toned paper because it helped to create a somber mood which reminded me of a city at dusk.  I attempted to work directly without changes or corrections as I intertwined  the three mediums and welcomed happy accidents.  I wanted the jumble of buildings to drop down to the crowd of pedestrians and taxi’s on the street most of which are suggested by simple marks of color.  When I daydream I see city’s like this and it is fun to paint them without the restrictions imposed by a particular location.  I lived in Chicago for two years and I have visited Manhattan several times and no doubt the memories of those cities influenced this painting.




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