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Bhavana Vijay
08-22-2006, 11:02 PM
Hi again,

I painted this from a picture I took while passing through the Harbor Tunnel in Baltimore. We were close to the tunnel exit when I took this picture. The bright light seemed almost unnatural and the dispersion of light caught my attention.

As always, I look forward to your comments and critiques on this.


Wallis, 11" x 14"

08-22-2006, 11:17 PM
That's really great. You've captured the moment beautifully. (Do you see a possible sci-fi moment here?)

M Douglas
08-23-2006, 12:42 AM
Interesting subject, wonderful painting, I really really like this one. Great job Bhavana.


08-23-2006, 04:29 AM
Looks like you are in hyper drive! 2 paintings in 2 days!! Love this one. Especially the car and mettalic sheen on it. Only comment is if you can ground the rear wheel of the nearest car.

08-23-2006, 05:20 AM
Bhavana this is a great painting of an unusual subject.
I particularly like the reflections of the tunnels lights, well done.

08-23-2006, 10:22 AM
This is really wild. And Wonderful. You've done an awesome job with a difficult subject. And having gone through that tunnel too many times to count... You've captured it beautifully, great job!



Kathryn Wilson
08-23-2006, 11:56 AM
Really unusual subject and excellently done!

08-23-2006, 12:11 PM
wow, what a fascinating subject. beautiful.

Karen Margulis
08-23-2006, 01:04 PM
Very cool! You did a great job on a very interesting subject! Love your point of view.


Mikki Petersen
08-23-2006, 01:08 PM
OMG! First, I'm in awe that you would even consider the subject and, second I'm in awe that you executed it so well! It is at one and the same time familiar and surreal. Beautful!


08-23-2006, 01:13 PM
Wow! What a great idea for a painting...you did a super job on it too!


08-23-2006, 02:08 PM
Bhavana, great painting!
Your city/vehicle scapes are wonderful for capturing an underlying beauty not apparent to many.

08-23-2006, 02:10 PM
Bhavana, what a fascinating painting. You really get the feeling as if you are driving in that tunnel. Well done.

08-23-2006, 02:59 PM

Outrageously awsome !!!

Kind regards,


08-23-2006, 03:15 PM
GREAT JOB Bhavana! I used to live in Baltimore so I know that tunnel well! Lived in Ellicott City. I love your use of light here! A #1 in my book :-)

Kathryn Day
08-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Really neat idea and made an interesting painting. I like how you carried the orangey color throughout the painting. Nice job.

Pinecone Conniff
08-23-2006, 07:01 PM
My husband commutes thru that tunnel every day!...poor guy...Your painting captures it exactly!!:thumbsup:

Bhavana Vijay
08-23-2006, 08:04 PM
Thank you so much Jancee, Melodie, Satheesh, Paul, Jude,
Kat, Debbie, karen, Mikki, Sandy, Cindy, Marina, Jose, Jen, Kathy and Annette!!!
You guys made my day!!:D

I am so thrilled you all like it, i wasnt sure how it looked cos i worked on it till 3 in the morning and was too tired to "think" about it later. My husband tho does love it. This painting was a lot tougher than i thought it would be and i am glad it turned out fine.

Satheesh thanks for the pointer, will ground it soon.
Jen, i live in Columbia!! We would have been neighbours!Pls move back.:)

Thanks again all, your encouragement means the world to me!

Oh and this is not 11" x 14" (i am so used to writing that), its 11.5" x 11.5"

08-29-2006, 07:59 PM
How does one descripe such a life like rendering.
You are going to go very very far. You must keep your work and build it up and have a show.

08-29-2006, 08:34 PM
I can't say anything that anyone else hasn't said but I have to anyhow. Awesome painting of an unusual and difficult subject. I'm in awe also.


08-29-2006, 09:54 PM

08-30-2006, 11:34 PM
Bhavana :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is an award winning painting. Do save it for at least one competition before you part with it. Start at the top and go for something like the PSA. I know theirs is past for this year but it's worth saving for the next one.

Cheers Dianna

08-31-2006, 01:12 AM
Dianna put my thoughts into words!:thumbsup:
I think your cityscapes are really wonderful.

08-31-2006, 03:49 PM
HEY Bhavana!! I know that tunnel:lol: Great idea for a subject, and you did a BEAUTIFUL job rendering it, very surreal....

08-31-2006, 05:31 PM
I am sorry I'm so late to the party. This is an attention getter. Love your subject matter and how you handled it. I would be so intimidated trying something like this. I bet you are really proud of this one.

Rose Baggs
08-31-2006, 06:09 PM
Wonderful painting...very unusual subject...but so well rendered!!! GREAT job!!!

08-31-2006, 11:32 PM
Wow, I really love this, so unique, so interesting!
You definately captured the moment!

Susan Borgas
09-01-2006, 06:41 AM
beautifully done Bhavana, I can only eco what has already been said. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bhavana Vijay
09-03-2006, 03:08 PM
Diane, Ronda, Pequan, Dianna, Tatijana, Tres, Nori, Rose Baggs, Holley and Susan, thank you for your wonderful, encouraging words!! They mean a lot.
Dianna, i am honored that you think its worth entering a competition! Thanks so much.

09-03-2006, 10:19 PM
This is so cool!

09-04-2006, 01:10 AM
It's more than just worth it Bhavana.....go for it. :thumbsup:

Cheers, Dianna

09-04-2006, 05:49 AM
This is a truly unique, one of a kind subject, and your painting is brilliant. Superb work. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Bhavana Vijay
09-06-2006, 01:26 PM
Molly and Val, thanks for your kind comments!:)
Dianna, thanks i will!!

K Taylor-Green
09-07-2006, 08:42 PM
Very unique, as already said, one of a kind. VERY well done. Impressive, Bhavana.

Bhavana Vijay
09-11-2006, 12:29 AM
Thank you Kate!:)

Charles Perera
09-11-2006, 06:44 PM
Excellent job.


09-11-2006, 06:54 PM
What an awesome painting! So well done and innovative...'Love it!


Bhavana Vijay
09-11-2006, 10:23 PM
Charles and Jamie, thank you for your kind words!!:)

09-12-2006, 08:59 AM
Wow - great job Bhavana! Would look great with your "After the Show" too!

Bhavana Vijay
09-14-2006, 12:03 PM
Hey Barbara! How are you? Thanks for stopping by, i am glad you like the painting!:)