Ellida at the Sea

Ellida at the Sea
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Friday, October 21, 2016

New Painting


This painting is a watercolor on paper (7" x 4 ½"). Though the setting is imaginary, the colors are based on studies done in Central Park at night (3 of which are posted below). 
          I think this painting is a fair demonstration of one of the pay-offs of color studies (a definition of which can be found in my post of May 15), which, in addition to being a crucial means of technical exercise, are also a fertile means of thinking on paper. The very act of laying colors down onto a surface initiates a chain of thought, which is accompanied and directed by words, but enacted by images, the goal, in this case at least, being the formation of a composition.  
          

Summer Color Studies

With fall coming on, I am posting the last of the outdoor color studies which were a personal assignment for the summer. The first five are watercolors on paper and were done in New York City parks.
The last two are oils on canvas and represent views of my neighborhood in Queens.