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08-02-2016, 07:26 AM
medium oils on board size 21x32 inches.
I did this painting in 1975,based on a postcard that i bought in New York in 1961.I posted a smaller version of this picture on Landscape forum earlier.
This one shows more of the foreground .
08-02-2016, 10:01 AM
Wow, that looks like a lot of excellent work. How long did it take to complete the painting?
08-02-2016, 12:58 PM
Thanks for your comment Greg.I can't really remember how long it took to complete,maybe a month or so!,it was not to difficult,just tedious doing all those lines over the base lighting,however i only added the ships on the river recently to get the painting past the moderators on a marine art site,LoL !.
I am now trying to repair some cracking in the dark paint in the foreground .
08-04-2016, 08:13 AM
This is EPIC!
08-04-2016, 07:05 PM
Wow, this is cool! I have painted a few NYC skylines but nothing like this and by the way you've handled it, it definitely looks like it would be fun to try a similar view!
08-04-2016, 08:42 PM
This is amazing! It's not just all those tiny lights in the windows that makes this painting, it's the wonderful use of color.
08-05-2016, 05:21 AM
huesandtones,- Thanks for your kind comment.Dave.
Tatiana,-Thanks for your comment,I have looked at your NYC skylines and apart from our different styles I think yours are very impressive.I think you could do a great job of painting my view point in your dramatic style and I look forward to you posting your version.
08-05-2016, 05:50 AM
Thank you for your comment AnnieA, I am told that you only get this kind of evening light,at certain times of the year in New York.
08-09-2016, 05:50 AM
I have just found an old photo of a similar painting that i did at the same time,this one i sold to an American many years ago.
I have had to take a photo of a photo to get it on to my computer so the image is not as good as it should be!
I will post this image with the title Empire State building c1960
12-04-2016, 07:36 AM
I have now repaired most of the cracking on the buildings in the lower front of the painting,hope it works ok in this new image.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Dec-2016/1985495-rsz_2005_1.jpg
02-27-2017, 12:12 PM
I saw the original post a while back. This is is even better. Well done.
03-20-2017, 07:30 PM
Magnificent lighting and sense of distance, and great colors, too. It's overwhelming how hard it must be to paint something like this, since you have all the detail in the buildings, as well as the need to get it to all fade away properly, keep the perspective correct, and so on. Stunning - an amazing painting!
04-07-2017, 05:41 AM
Thank you for your comments Harry and Matthew
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