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07-30-2016, 02:43 AM
Playing with reflections again. 9"X 12" oil on canvas.

07-30-2016, 01:47 PM
Great composition (and title!) - very convincing wet look, too.


sea dangler
07-31-2016, 03:58 AM
Lovely use of harmonious colors to balance the composition,well done.

08-08-2016, 12:50 PM
There's a beautiful sense of atmosphere in your painting, and the reflections are well done. The way the light post and buildings - especially on the left side - appear to lean makes me wonder if you followed a reference photo a little too closely. One often has to correct for the perspective distortion (http://digital-photography-school.com/why-are-my-buildings-falling-over-a-short-guide-to-perspective-distortion-and-correction-in-photography/) in a photo. But still, I love the way the distant buildings disappear into the mists - nicely painted! And I love the energy of the piece as well. Great job!

Linda Wolff
08-09-2016, 11:41 AM
Love this ... and I think the leaning light post and building adds to the painting. :-)

09-04-2016, 07:04 AM
I do and don't. Like yes, it's smashing and a great subject, don't like the lean and agree with Annie

09-09-2016, 04:29 PM
Food for thought from Annie I am aware of the distortion and have to admit I like it feel that it adds to the claustrophobic feel of urban city life. Thanks for the very positive comments (been locked out of the site for a while).

09-13-2016, 05:48 PM
I'm with Linda.

This will sound like overthinking, but . . . the leaning changes my viewpoint from observer to participant.

I feel like I'm walking in the same direction as the arrow on the light pole is pointing, and just glancing to my right up the street I just crossed. Kind of hurrying, like . . . I forgot to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.


09-13-2016, 06:03 PM
I like this painting very much! You've got the colors right for the facades on the buildings. It looks like Chicago, although I do believe (from the street sign) that it is of New York City. I had to look around a bit to find the "blue umbrella." This reminded me of those "Where's Waldo?" coloring books.

.. edit ..

Yes, now I have looked at the subject of how the lightpole is leaning. It looks just fine as it is, because of the rainy weather and the busy activities in the heart of the city, a sense of motion or motion-like distortion is to be expected.

09-15-2016, 01:01 AM

12-26-2016, 09:17 PM
Great composition.

01-03-2017, 08:11 AM
Love this !

02-03-2017, 05:13 AM
Playing with reflections again. 9"X 12" oil on canvas.

really awesome job, I love the rough looking brush strokes and the colours

02-03-2017, 09:46 AM
Love this image and details!

02-07-2017, 03:29 PM
Great work, really well done.

02-16-2017, 07:40 PM
Love the contrast of the dark light-pole against the misty, bright, distant buildings. You do have a sense of motion and distortion in here, like so much is going on at once. Cool tricks to create that feeling - nice!

02-27-2017, 12:05 PM
Captures the urban light and atmosphere very well.