Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cab at Dusk-SOLD

I love big cities! there's a real energy. the buses, cabs rushing by, people everywhere, the huge buildings that look like canyons. whats not to love. i liked this moody street scene. i wanted the yellow cab to look like its rushing by.

Lavender Cloud Bank- 18x24
Going to City Art Gallery or you can email me if you're interested in this one
On this one i was trying to stay as loose on the big ones as i do on the smaller ones. for those of you that dont paint, i think this is every impressionist painters goal. when youre working bigger for some reason we 'diddle' with it more because all the shapes are bigger and where we might have painted a shape with one bold swoosh of color on the brush, when its bigger we paint it in in three or four 'thoughtful' strokes. this makes the shape contrived looking and devoid of passion. this is the formula for a 'tight' painting.
i like how this one came out. if you compare it to my older big work i'll think you'll agree that i'm staying looser on the biggies.


Kerri Settle said...

I love that night scene and know how hard those can be to get right. I'm really impressed with how loose you were able to keep the bigger one!

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Mike...Cab at Dusk is outstanding. I really like how you captured the light and reflections on the street of the headlights. Great job.