Friday, May 8, 2009

A New York Minute


This is the latest Karin Jurick challenge...Madison Avenue, New York. I wanted to capture the noise and lights and movement (or stuck-in-traffic lack thereof) of a New York City street. And, I wanted to have fun with it trying a really quick rendition. Rather than my usual 8-10 hour more detailed rendering I wanted a more splash and dash. Everything always takes longer than I think....waahla....my three-hour "minute."
This 7" x 11" watercolor may be purchased on my website http://www.dianemorganpaints.com/

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Yay Diane! I love the hustle and bustle you painted. It does feel like the rush you get when you're caught up with all the action in the Big Apple.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Diane, I really like this a lot. I can hear horns honking, police whistles blowing, somebody yelling for a cab and just the sounds of the Big Apple. This is great and yours is one of my top favorites. It's so evocative.

L.Holm said...

excellent, diane!

maria said...

Diane,
When I first looked at your image I thought to myself "what fun!" Then I read what you said and bingo! Fun to do and fun to see.
Nice job.

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks Camille. If that's what you hear then I succeeded! Yay! as Sheila says.

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks Liz

Diane Morgan said...

Thanks, Maria. It was fun to do. Working wet and quick is always a little scary. That kind of work usually goes through an "ugly" stage and sometimes doesn't come out of it.

James Parker said...

Wow, Diane..I really like the evening-time rendition of this challenge. Looks great...and sorry to be such a stranger..the move from Costa Rica really put me behind.

Carol Nelson said...

I like your night time version. Very energetic.

Ann Rogers said...

Such activity and action in your painting, great entry!

Debbie said...

This is so nice and colorful, I love it.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great job Diane! It has all the energy of the city, with lots of splash and dash!!

Lori Forester said...

Your work is amazing and this painting is amazing amazing amzing. Truly you have brought the subject to life! I almost feel like I'm there and trying to cross the street that night!

Edward Burton said...

I love what you did with the challenge, Diane - beautiful!