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Katie Black
04-04-2018, 08:22 PM
Hi there, this was 15 x 15" acrylic on canvas.


04-04-2018, 08:41 PM
Bold!...colorful! .....:thumbsup:

04-05-2018, 01:45 AM
I love this, Katie.

It is a wonderful layering of shapes to create a riotous streetscape. The Palm tree on the left is a perfect foil for the buildings. The deep blue sky makes me think of Van Gogh's Café Terrasse la Nuit.

04-05-2018, 07:23 AM
love the laundry hanging out the third story window.....:lol: :thumbsup:

04-05-2018, 10:12 AM
Very dynamic!

04-05-2018, 10:17 AM

04-05-2018, 10:41 AM
Nice collage of colors.

04-05-2018, 10:43 AM
Colorful and bright!

Katie Black
04-05-2018, 02:50 PM
Thank you all for commenting much appreciated. :wave:
Colin, glad you liked it!
bluefish..I'm looking for the laundry lol

I am hoping to do a lot more of these over the next few weeks of Casitas in Costa Rica.

East Sun
04-05-2018, 06:21 PM
Hi there, this was 15 x 15" acrylic on canvas.


I love this;;;;;; I am in awe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Katie Black
04-06-2018, 11:21 AM
East Sun, Thank you!

When I painted this I was unsure of it and so I immediately painted over it producing another image very similar, (which I posted on WC) but again I was unsure of that one too and did the same...in future I will let things stand for a while longer I think.

Charlie's Mum
04-06-2018, 11:28 AM
Yes, leave it and come back! Once it's painted over, that's it, lost!:(
It's a shame to have lost this one, but at least you still have the file:) ..... a riot and explosion of dynamic colour!

All knife work? - or mix of edge and brush? would be even more impressive on large scale!

Katie Black
04-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Thank you. I actually painted this using a credit card. They are very pliable and easy to use - perfect for painting with.

Charlie's Mum
04-06-2018, 11:44 AM
I almost suggested that - another painter on here always uses his credit cards too!

04-06-2018, 12:16 PM
I bet you got the 'credit card' out of the pair of pants hanging out the window on the third floor.....:lol: :wave:

04-06-2018, 01:28 PM
I like this abstract realism more than your straight abstract. The layering of color and shapes makes this read so well. Congrats!

dave woody
04-06-2018, 04:43 PM
Love it ...

Katie Black
04-06-2018, 06:36 PM
:lol: bluefish
oldhobbyist..so do I..this is now where I am heading.
dave woody..thanks!

04-06-2018, 09:57 PM
I thought it dynamic and bold too! Sad it is gone.
Thanks for the credit card tip.
I have to sit with a work a while too, but have learned to do this ESPECIALLY with paintings I thought have failed somehow. Can find redeeming factors later.

Katie Black
04-07-2018, 10:49 AM
dreamcatcher..yeah, I'm not too sad as I still have the image and I believe I can do more.

04-07-2018, 12:01 PM
Wow Katie, glad I found this one. Very exciting. Love the color and expressive movement.

04-07-2018, 01:41 PM
Well a lot of us have done the same thing Katie.;) Glad you have the image. Will you do something with it digitally? I hope so!

Katie Black
04-07-2018, 05:46 PM
thanks Derek, I am glad you like it!

Dreamcatcher..I should put it on my website but I haven't felt like putting anything on there for quite some time and I now have a backlog of stuff for nearly six months work..I've actually forgotten how you do it :lol: