Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New York Scenes



This was fun to create and about all I could handle as I recover from my trip!
It was awesome. Ken Auster is a fabulous painter, we all knew that. But he is also a generous and enthusiastic. He shared so much information with us, managed the time well, and really inspired me.
The city itself is inspiring as well. I have to say that though it mizzled (drizzle and mist) most of the time, it was good to see Ken work under less than ideal conditions. It can be done!
I didn't include Ken's demo images because I didn't feel it was right to share his techniques without permission. You can see a video of his work in progress on his website though.

Music by Peekaboobebop.

8 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Those photos are great. They show the atmospheric perspective in the buildings. And the night shots with the wet streets have nice reflective neon glow.

Terry Rafferty said...

Welcome home - sounds like it was a Wonderful experience. And the warmest congratulations on getting your work into the Small Works show - prestigious indeed!

Sherrie Russ Levine said...

I can't wait to see what you painted there!

Laurel Daniel said...

Great work Robin!! You don't seem to have been "thrown" by the new approach. I have always heard (and feel like I see this in life) that morning light is generally cool with warm shadows, while afternoon light is generally warm with cool shadows. Either way, your luscious brushwork and full bodied pigment is fabulous!!

Judy Stines said...

Love this. What is the music, Robin? It goes really well with what you've done!

Robin Cheers said...

Thanks Judy and all! I want to go back to the city - life at home is too crazy!
Anyway - the music - its a genre called "trip hop" which I have begun to paint to frequently.

Here is a definition of sorts from http://www.triphop-music.com/faq

Triphop is a blend of electronica and hip-hop, urban and ethereal, street and ambience. It is music that is thought provoking, sexy, sensual, and deep. Defining triphop is so difficult because the music is so amorphous, and it spreads across such a wide range of emotions and sounds. Some groups will have you nodding your head and tapping your feet while others will possibly lower your blood pressure.

Robin Cheers said...

I forgot to mention that I found this particular music by Peekaboobop on CNet's free music downloads. Check out the link below the video to get to his site and hear more.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

These are beautiful paintings. I am a great fan of Ken Auster.

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