Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Oh Taxi!"

















10 X 10 oil on masonite SOLD

Had a hard time deciding if I was going to participate

in this latest challenge from Karin Jurick on DSFDF.
Astigmatism is not my friend. But then that's what guide
lines are for, right? So why didn't I use them???? Who knows.
It was fun doing a City scene. So what if my buildings are a
bit rubbery? I'd like to do more and
find richer grays and
straighter lines along the way. There are already so many
good and creative submissions on her blog. It's so much
fun every month...seeing all the different interpretations.

Some
of Karin's street scenes are so rich with warm grays. Just
love the one she did of the Capital. I took her advice and checked
out all the other Urban Painters. It's so great that she takes to time
to put, not just direction and motivation, but the fun in the
assignments
.

23 comments:

Cathyann said...

Well done!Like the crop, Gwen.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

I love it! Nice job! The scene is so lively, the angles and shifting planes of the street and buildings make it exciting.

Vern Schwarz said...

Very nice Gwen. You've definitely captured the mood and feel of the city.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Gwen, this is a really nice interpretation of the DSFDF challenge! Your taxis are wonderful! I like how you cropped it to make it about the taxis. I feel as if I were in a taxi behind them...well done!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Rubbery buildings?!! Haha, that's hilarious. I never would have thought that, even after you pointed it out. You did a SUPER job on this and I see no lack for having not used guidelines. Your composition is wonderful and the colors just right -- super dee duper, girl!

Dean H. said...

Wonderful, Gwen! I like the deep colors and the powerful darks! Great crop, too!

Ann Rogers said...

Great entry to the DSFDF challenge. Taxis are so well done among the cavern of buildings.

Michelle said...

Oooh...very nice Gwen! I can almost hear the bustle of the city!

Sheila said...

Your taxis are terrific! You've got it going Gwen!

L.Holm said...

Gwen this is fantastic! The whole world looks rubbery to me most of the time. Your street scene looks wonderful to me. the grays are gorgeous, and I love the format and composition. I can hear the cabs honking. this is full of action and life.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Gwen, you really captured the feeling of the busy city - great job with the taxis and beautiful colors!

Laure Ferlita said...

Love all the atmosphere you've captured in this and it has the true hustle and bustle of a city - listen you can hear the horns blowing!

Chuck Dilmore said...

if that's rubbery,
then i wanna walk in THAT world!
very cool, Gwen!

laurens.paint.palette said...

Very very nice! This painting has some serious life to it!

Teresa said...

Gwen this is awesome! I love your loose brushwork!!

dominique eichi said...

TAAAAAAAAAAXI, so well done . Your cropping is great ad you have such an easy flowing brush. Very nice.

Kerri Settle said...

I like your interpretation, and I LIKE the rubbery buildings. You did a wonderful job on the challenge.

riad said...

I love your painting,you did creat a beautiful
composition . I do like your colors too. Great job.Your blgspot is my favourite

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

I think this is just lovely. Wobbly lines? We're painters not architects, and you're a very good painter.

Take care,

Barbara

Cheryl Anderson said...

I like this version a lot--glad you did it! This has lots of movement and straight lines would zap the life right out of it.

Dean Grey said...

Gwen!

Rubbery buildings?

Perhaps. But the use of color, as always, is spot on!

-Dean

jennifer woodburn said...

Gwen this is absolutely wonderful. One of the best in the whole DSDF blog. I hope your sinus surgery went well. Get better soon!

Sophia Elise said...

Hi Gewn - Well it's all been said above - but I love the feeling and emotions this invokes - I really feel like I'm there - hearing the noises all around me - feel the hustle and bustle :-) Sophia Elise