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Artistanne
07-08-2004, 11:06 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/07-08-2004/45754_chelsea500.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Chelsea
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Pastel
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 18 x 18
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

MY COMMENTS:
View from Chelsea Grand Hotel window, on a very very cold day in NYC, January 2004

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Any/all comments welcome

wolvenp
07-09-2004, 02:24 AM
I like cityscapes, so I am looking forward to more of these, if you plan to! I see good work here, but the slant of the bdgs bothers me a little. Also, the elements of the picture seem to compete with each other too much, so I am not sure what the subject is. But, I know that is something I struggle with alot.

jerryW
07-09-2004, 09:08 AM
such deep colors - deeply moving

Michael-Ann
07-09-2004, 12:14 PM
This is absolutely "c" gorgeous - clean-conspicuous-clarity-charisma. I love your line work and would totally like seeing a detail shot of this.

SMViolano
07-09-2004, 02:45 PM
I Second everything Michael-Ann said!

:clap:

Artistanne
07-09-2004, 03:27 PM
Thank you all--I'll see if I can figure out how to post a shot of some detail.

angela
07-09-2004, 03:34 PM
The colors are beautiful, and I love the diagonal strokes....It all works. I always wanted to try pastels!

Artistanne
07-09-2004, 08:29 PM
Thank you Angela! Pastel is my favorite medium, give it a try--you will love it.

As promised, here are some detail shots...

Michael-Ann
07-09-2004, 11:09 PM
Beautiful details - thank you:)! This is a geometry lover's dream! ...all these relative 90 degree angles and 45's - what wonderful work and your colors side-by-side, magnifique!

futurebird
07-09-2004, 11:34 PM
you've created some wonderful hard edges in a blurry medium--- great subject matter too!

roberj
07-09-2004, 11:45 PM
Agree with bird, this reminds me of the hard edge industrial paintings from the 50's and 60's The angled strokes and softness of the pastels present old ideas in a new light. Like the sense of sunlight.

Bob

Artistanne
07-10-2004, 11:20 AM
Michael-Ann: I love geometry, I guess you can tell. I often use the grid in my work, both in my abstracts and in my representational work.

Roberj & Futurebird: I also love industrial subject matter--old factories, abandoned buildings, urban scapes, etc. They remind me of the place where I grew up in the late 60's/early 70's--they seemed as old then as they are now--that fascinates me for some reason. :)