Sunday, July 17, 2011


7x5 oil on panel
$100 + s/h - sold

I've decided that I am going to go through my 900+ NYC photos, in order, and paint the scenes as they strike me. I often spend so much time looking through images, deciding on several to paint, wishing they were better or combining pictures, editing and cropping, etc. that I don't actually get to paint or lose focus because of too much eye candy.

If I practice responding to my first instinct, paint it immediately and move on, perhaps I will get better at making these decisions for larger paintings. Also, if I do these scenes first smaller scale, I can revisit them for larger, more developed works for my galleries. And the small works will be like a visual diary of my time in NYC.

Up first, a man sitting in Abingdon Park Saturday morning enjoying a refreshing drink and his book. We headed over to this area of the West Village first so we could get some fresh peaches and other breakfast items at the weekly farmer's market. I enjoyed trying to capture that dappled light.


Virginia Floyd said...

Nice. You captured his pose perfectly. I really like this one.

Anthony Duce said...

Like the painting. I do the same thing with photos I have collected to paint from. I get lost in the process of selecting as the time to paint, fades away.

Jacki Newell said...

Robin, such a great idea. I,, too, have that same problem when looking through my latest photos and to just do them in order as they impact me sounds like a great way to get some painting in.
Nice dappled light, it's not easy to do.

Marie Theron said...

Such a good candid scene, Robin! Your shadows are very good!

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