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Katie Black
04-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Hi there, this is 20 x 20" acrylic on board. CnC welcome.


04-27-2018, 08:27 PM
Wow! This looks like something we'd see in one of the art magazines. You've captured the essence of the sprawling city- even the humidity. Love the atmosphere and sense of distance. Are those figures in the lower left?

04-27-2018, 09:53 PM
Love it. Wonderful complexity.

04-28-2018, 05:05 AM
I wish I had the words to adequately describe the feelings this painting evokes. Incredible...


04-28-2018, 05:12 AM
I really conveys the feeling of a city. Nice!

04-28-2018, 07:41 AM
the first thing I looked for was the laundry hanging out....and it is there, this time on a clothes line.....:wink2:

this could be any city in the any country......as I said before, you have a very creative mind and turn out works of art that are thought provoking.....:thumbsup: very well done!:wave:

04-28-2018, 08:20 AM
Katie, I just love your style and your work is amazing.

04-28-2018, 09:17 AM
Super cool, Katie!

04-28-2018, 09:43 AM
Good work. I had to laugh when I saw the laundry. :lol:

04-28-2018, 09:56 AM
a "trademark"....every painting we will try to find the 'laundry'...:angel: ;)

04-28-2018, 10:47 AM
a "trademark"....every painting we will try to find the 'laundry'...:angel: ;)

Found it!:smug:

Great view of the complexity of a city.

04-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Brilliant and powerful.

Katie Black
04-28-2018, 11:03 AM
Artch - thanks a lot! and yes, there are two youngsters sat on the grass to the left of the painting, hence the title neighbours :)
Colin - thank you, glad you like
Wesley - thank you I appreciate that
francis - thanks so much
blue - I thought of you when I put the washing in the painting :lol:
grampy - I'm enjoying the journey
orchard - muchas gracias
lavender - I'm hoping to do more of these, washing included.
tali - thanks a lot

Charlie's Mum
04-28-2018, 11:10 AM
What blue said - ^^^^^ - I too looked for the washing right after thinking how great that far distance is!
I really love the contrast of the abstract quality of using the credit card with the precision of that same card edges for the buildings - good control!

Question - because I find such work difficult!!! - how mush paint do you actually lay out on the palette? .......... I think I'm just too mean!!!!:lol:

Katie Black
04-28-2018, 11:19 AM
gaykir - thanks I enjoyed this a lot.

CM - Thanks, I tend to squeeze a decent size amount of colour on my palette because once I'm in the flow of things I don't want that momentum to be interrupted by having to stop and go look for more paint. Sometimes I feel a pang of regret if I waste some paint but I would rather do that than run out whilst I'm painting.:cat:

04-28-2018, 12:24 PM
Cezanne, but with more buildings.

Next thing you know, bluefish will be telling you to turn the laundry into sailboat sails. :angel:

04-28-2018, 01:15 PM
only if she does a 'seascape'......then the 'trademark' is 'sailboats' instead of 'washing' (laundry here).... :p

04-28-2018, 01:25 PM
Katie...you can keep your 'famous trademark' by having the sailboats moored, with the sails down and 'washing' hanging from the masts!....:lol: can't wait to see this one...;)

we're always here for you....little 'helpful hinters'...:lol: :wave:

Katie Black
04-29-2018, 10:53 AM
Cliff - thanks very much! :)
Blue - well, if I ever do attempt a seascape I'm sure I can manage to squeeze some laundry onboard. :cat:

dave woody
04-30-2018, 04:10 PM
.....terrific work, totally love it.

04-30-2018, 05:44 PM
A really exciting and complex work. I like the contrast of the more conventional, soft clouds painting above the linear and blocked plastic card areas of the city. Your use of white is particularly sensitive.:)

04-30-2018, 08:02 PM

05-01-2018, 07:23 AM
Katie...just don't "over egg the pudding" (just love your expression....never heard it before), with 'washing'(laungry)....make us find it!...:wave:

05-01-2018, 10:41 AM
great urban feel

Katie Black
05-01-2018, 02:42 PM
Thank you dave margaret DMSS blue and vhere much appreciated :wave:

05-01-2018, 03:52 PM
So powerful, Katie. If I listen closely I can hear kids playing in the spray of a fire hydrant, a police siren and a street vendor hawking his wares. It smells of sultry Summer asphalt, fresh paint and car exhaust.


Katie Black
05-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Thanks Mark for your observations :cat:

05-02-2018, 11:11 AM
Absolutely unique and wonderful.

Katie Black
05-02-2018, 11:24 AM
Thanks a lot Derek!

05-02-2018, 11:50 AM
oops double post