"CITY TWILIGHT," 10130, daily painter original cityscape © Carol Nelson Fine Art



I haven't done very many cityscapes. This particular image was on a commercial photography site. I paid a fee for the rights to reproduce the image in a painting. This is a scene in Denver, CO, but it could one of several major cities.

What attracted me to the image was the dramatic last rays of sunlight shining on the buildings and the reflection of that light bouncing off the railroad tracks. That photographer had to be in the right spot at just the right moment. Doing a complex painting such as this, in a small 7x5 format was a real challenge. I had to simplify, yet still detail the buildings enough to suggest the windows and architecture.

This 7x5 inch painting is available for $100. Click here to go to my website for more information.



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My website is with Fine Art Studios Online (FASO). The folks at FASO have a monthly Bold Brush art competition that anyone can enter. If you look at the top right sidebar, you'll see a rather blatant appeal to vote for my painting - you might have to have a Facebook page, but I'm not sure about that.
Anyhow, I was browsing through my paintings trying to decide what to enter for next month's competition, and I came across Randy's smiling face. He was part of my 100 Portraits project and was one of my favorites, because I think it was particularly well painted.
Feel free to vote, or not. : - )

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8 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

Really like this painting. Love the sparkling light on the buildings.

liz wiltzen said...

This is a really great piece Carol, outstanding job in such a small format!

AutumnLeaves said...

This is gorgeous, Carol. Are you entering a phase of doing less abstract pieces than usual? I love everything you do so asking only out of curiosity.

bricarwaller said...

Fabulous job. The colors are dynamic. Hard to believe it's so small.

tracywall said...

I like this one alot Carol!
I don't remember you doing too many cityscapes, but this one is wonderful. Similar palette as many of your abstracts, too.
Very cool!

Sadia Hussain said...

Very nicely done! The effects are achieved beautifully!

Susan Roux said...

Hi Carol. I blogged about you the other day and forgot to let you know. Here's the post: http://susanroux.blogspot.com/2010/08/toby-and-leslie.html

I can't believe you painted this complex scene on such a small format. I think you should do it BIG! Very nice...

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol. I'm new to daily painting and blogging about it (though not new to painting) and have been seeking out painters I like. I'm very impressed with your skill and versatility. On this little painting you managed to capture so much with so little "information". I'll be watching your work!