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01-22-2005, 05:17 PM

Title: Convergence
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Pastel
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 11 x 22
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

some overpasses in Albany, NY

comments/crits welcome, thumbnail shows more detail

01-22-2005, 05:24 PM
You did it again, Amazing ! The green is super and the composition dynamite.

Linda :clap:

01-22-2005, 06:23 PM
Hello Anne

The movement !! :clap: , fast fast
The amazing light in your piece...was the sun going down ??
A forest of concrete over a river.....

Nice green, nice yellow light

Nice to see you again :)

01-22-2005, 07:59 PM
this is certainly brilliant!
I might walk away mumbling to myself now.

01-22-2005, 08:32 PM
OMG, Artistanne; you must be special, Jerry has two sentences for you.
Just teasing, really, Jerry! :evil: But he is right, brilliant.
Just couldn't stop myself. Forgive me. :D

Wayne Gaudon
01-22-2005, 10:00 PM
simply stunning .. I don't need to walk away before I mumble.
:clap: :clap:

01-23-2005, 03:47 AM
Yes Anne
your bold colors,
the emerald green
and more abstracted
Nothing else to wish for , good good direction.
Caroline ;)

01-23-2005, 05:02 AM
Anna, YAY!
Colors are awesome!!!
I love the bright orange contrasting the blue...

Just read about Dennis Hopper.
He said that "personal ingredients are necessary to lend a subject beauty". That is certainly true, and more so for the kind of motives he chose, his lonely houses by railroads, buildings, street corners...
Which is why he did not really like flowers, he said, because their beauty was so self-sufficient.

This just came to my mind now - never have I enjoyed looking at traffic or concrete bridges so much. There is a lot more in your paintings than the actual objects. Beautiful.


01-23-2005, 07:15 AM
great composition and colours and lovely use of a contemporary subject

01-23-2005, 01:20 PM
Wow, thank you all so much! :)

Claudia, I think you mean Edward Hopper. Edward Hopper is my absolute favorite artist of all time--if you see even the slightest bit of Hopper influence in my work, you have no idea how much that means to me.

01-23-2005, 02:08 PM
My goodness, my Guiness,
You're the traffic specialist of the forum again !

01-23-2005, 02:14 PM
Claudia, I think you mean Edward Hopper.

LOL, yes, LOL, I think so too!

Look... reading the book, I thought of you when I saw this: Rooftops, 1926, watercolor on paper.
Very "Anne".

01-23-2005, 03:20 PM
:) Thank you Gilberte!

Claudia, I'm honored. I love Hopper's rooftops. Here's one of mine, it's called "Chelsea" (it's of the Chelsea warehouse district).

01-23-2005, 07:23 PM
Ooohhh I missed that......

Anne, Claudia`s eye is unique.

It`s true, there is some " Hopper . in your pieces, and, for me , the most Hopper in it is the light. For Hopper, the light ( source ) was always very important......

Here is MY Chelsea rooftops from my `lil trip in nyc


01-23-2005, 11:19 PM
its enjoyable to try to match the strong color to the strong value

01-24-2005, 12:16 AM
I really like Hopper too. This is great, Anne. I love that play of light weaving amid the beams and the shadows. You really caught that wonderfully. The colors are vibrant as well; great for outdoor sunny day depiction! :)

01-24-2005, 12:23 PM
Anne - were you on a road trip - out of the metro area! on the road...
I love this - they're monoliths supporting us.

01-24-2005, 03:29 PM
hi anne,
very nice painting. i LOVE the orange horizontal. makes the whole thing work so well. i guess it's not really a complaint since it doesnt take away from the quality of the work, but i'm not really understanding the area where the roads converge. not sure if it needs more clarity since it's so much in shadow..but my eye cant put it together very well. just a nit..really like the painting.

01-24-2005, 03:32 PM
This is great...like the color and nice job with the light!
Something calming about the quiet underside of bridges...maybe the remembrance of how nature was. :)

01-24-2005, 03:37 PM
Thanks Tam and Kathleen!

Kathleen, there is this tangle of roadways in upstate NY just outside of Albany. I have always wanted to paint them from underneath--the roadway runs right under them and I just shot out the car window. :)

thanks Katelyn and Susan. :)

01-25-2005, 04:43 AM
Hi Anne, Just wanted to add my praise...Super job.
Love the play on values here.

01-25-2005, 08:04 AM
Thank you Lisa! :)