Miller Time, 9049, twilight in the Big Apple


This is my version of another DSFDF challenge. Karin Jurick, our fearless leader, supplied the photo of bustling New York City. I thought I would change the time of day to early evening. The lights have come on and everything is bathed in a glow from the golden sky.
I've never painted a cityscape before. It was challenging and tedious. I COULD NOT STAND to do every little window, so the buildings are just a suggestion of what is in the photo. I would make a terrible architect. The main thing I wanted was the beautiful effect a glowing sky has on the scene.
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11 comments:

Carolina said...

Hi Carol,
I have to agree with you in that city scapes are not my favorite subject (and I haven't made one so far either). That's why I haven't even started this week's challenge, shame on me... <:(
But, after all, your art work turned out very 'desirable', I like what you did with the lights, so much warmer now. Regards

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on this Carol, I really like the night take, with the lights and action of the BIG city. Beautiful colour choices.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Carol, I feel your pain about painting windows...you did a wonderful job suggesting them! The color in this painting is great, I like the feel of the evening coming on...it glows beautifully!!

Carol Nelson said...

Thank, Dana. I'm glad you got a sense of evening glow. That's what I was after.

Sheila said...

Wonderful! I don't plan to paint every window! I'm still balking at doing the taxis. I love the twilight colors here. NYC never looked more warm and inviting.

Diane Morgan said...

Very nice Carol. Love the change of light. I eliminated the buildings. Made it much easier :-} It just noticed you on the Daily Painters. Is that new? Congratulations (belated or not) for being included.

becky joy said...

Your effect with the sky colors is successful. Good job

David Larson Evans said...

super job carol

Deborah Ross said...

Carol, I like your decisions. The colors are great together and they really make it feel like early evening. I like the way you changed all the vehicles to taxis so they are all orange and I like the way you just suggested the windows. It all works.

Art By Erika said...

Wow I completely can relate but you pulled it off beautifully and SOLD it - CONGRATS!

L.Holm said...

I love the warm colors in this, Carol. Congratulations on the sale!