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claude j greengrass
02-20-2015, 02:46 PM

I painted this Manhattan skyline from my imagination back in January. Only the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, both in the background, actually exist. The Blue and Gold comes from the Ultramarine Blue and Raw Sienna, the only two pigments I used in it. Perhaps I flatter myself in thinking I tried to give the New York skyline a turneresque rendition. This is somewhat like I imagine that the great JMW might have painted if he were here and had visited New York.

My fan club tell me this is a love it or hate it painting. Neither Rob, another JMW fan, nor Susan, a native New Yorker like this one though Jill thinks it one of my better paintings.

half sheet 15x22 Saunders-Waterford 200# rough

02-20-2015, 08:37 PM
I like it and I see the influence of Turner.

02-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Nice use of warm and cool, also gentle washes make this very appealing.

02-21-2015, 10:46 PM
It has a really attractive soft and dreamy quality.I like the limited blue/gold palatte - it really works. Nice job, Claude!

02-22-2015, 02:14 PM
I like that you combined the real with your imagination.

02-23-2015, 08:09 PM