Saturday, August 21, 2010

New York City..... where dreams are made of!


Our trip to the USA brought new ideas and wonder to my art world. This painting of Conservatory Waters nestled in Central Park NY was alive with wonderful inspiration and beautiful settings for any artist. I would have been happy to have sat there all day just sketching all the sights and scenery, but we had limited time and were constantly on the move to try and get the most of this concrete jungle.

This painting is a late afternoon view as we approached Conservatory Waters on the south east side of Central Park. Most of you will recognise it from a few movies which were shot there such as 'Home Alone 2', 'Stuart Little', 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', Kramer vs Kramer to name a few. I loved the way the sun was catching the sides of the buildings and casting wonderful orange reflections in the water of the pond.


14 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Do you ever hold solo exhibitions, Debbie! Your work is excellent!

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautifully done, Debbie. Never been there myself but your painting does represent the city well.

Debbie said...

Hi Marie, thank you for your reply. I have never had a Solo exhibition.. didn't think I was experienced or consistent enough... I am still in my emerging stage!!! haha.

Thank you Carol, I'm pleased you see 'The Big Apple' represented here. It was an awe inspiring place!

Sandra said...

This is SO lovely. I've never been to New York. It looks wonderful! I love the way you have done the water - It looks so real :0)

Cathy Gatland said...

A beautiful painting Debbie - the reflections are wonderful and it's so reminiscent of New York. I've only spent a day there, but from movies and photos...very NYC, you make me want to go back now!

Annaquarel.les said...

Lovely painting, Debbie. I love the reflections in the water. You have captured the peace and quite of this beautiful spot.Congratulations!

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful work Debbie! I really love those reflections, and the color is fabulous too :)

Debbie said...

Wow Sandra, Cathy, Anna, and Crystal, I'm blown away with your wonderful replies....I must say that the reflections were the thing I was least happy with. I was working on hot press, not my usual 300gsm rough. I didn't like the way the paper left terrible watermarks and dried far to quickly for my liking. I paid a fortune for this sheet of Archers!!!!!! Thank you each and all!

Nancy Goldman said...

Hi Debbie, this is the first time I've been to your blog and I'm glad I found it. I think you should be very happy with the reflections in this painting. They are wonderful.

Maree said...

This is awesome Debs, and so beautifully done! You're a master of landscapes! Solo exhibition definitely on the cards. Is this a new blog format...? It's looking great!

Melissa Fischer said...

I did indeed recognize this as soon as I saw it, having been there many times. I really like the atmoshpere you're captured here. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip, despite the busy schedule. I re

Cathy said...

Beautiful indeed! I love the light!

martinealison said...

Bonjour très chère Debby, Je suis très heureuse de te retrouver et d'admirer de nouvelles peintures... Sublime...
Cette dernière postée, est d'une limpidité, d'une fraîcheur... elle me captive. Je peux sentir tout le bonheur qui vous fait vibrer et le réel ressenti transpiré sur votre oeuvre , et cela en est bien une... Bravo!

Debbie said...

Hi Nancy, I'm happy that you found my blog. Hope I can come up to the mark with future posts. Looking forward to follow you too!

Maree, many thanks. A master of landscapes is far from the truth... need a bit more practice, but loved doing this.

Melissa, thanks for your lovely message, glad you recognised this setting. You are blessed to be able to visit Central park and enjoy the scenery.

How lovely of you to leave me your kind words Cathy. I appreciate your time.

Martine, you are always such a honey, I'm chuffed that you like this one.... and welcome back. Your watercolour was really wonderful for someone who is not used to them. Thank you!