|122 Spring St.|
acrylic on 9 x 12" 140 lb watercolor paper
I thought I would give the fracturing technique (see the last post) another try using acrylic this time. It didn't work at all. I think it was a combination of the acrylics drying too fast and the fact that I was working on paper which absorbs the paint rather quickly.
This painting was done with a photo of a street in SoHo in New York City when my husband and I were there a couple of summers ago. I truly ♥NY. There is SO much to do and see there. We have oodles of photos from our trip that could easily become paintings which was my intention all along.
This is my second attempt at painting a scene from those photos. The first attempt is a night scene in Upper West Manhattan...an unfinished 16 x 20 acrylic painting that I started over a year ago and never finished. The details overwhelmed me. However after painting this, maybe I will find the courage to try to finish it soon.
Photo used as reference
The flag in the picture says John Varvatos. So I looked up John Varvatos on the internet and now I know he's a high fashion designer and this is his store location in SoHo. Thus the title 122 Spring St. ... "because that's how I roll" (as our youngest - the newlywed son would put it). :)
Happy Valentines Day!
(and Happy Birthday to our son...he's 22 today)!