Sunday, January 10, 2016

Central Park View

"Central Park View"
Day 10
6"x8" oil on canvas panel

Today I felt the need to play with my palette knife and be loose and carefree.  I am learning that the hard edges and angles needed to define buildings are cramping my style!  I normally paint landscapes which allow me to be much looser than the angles of buildings require.

One afternoon we did something that has been on my bucket list of things to do while in New York City...take a Central Park carriage ride!  It was so nice to sit and enjoy the scenery and learn a little about what we were seeing such as the history and purpose of what some of the structures are and what movies and television shows were filmed in certain locations of the park.  We also learned which celebrities had apartments in which buildings overlooking the park.  I shot many photos from our horse-drawn carriage so you may see some more of these.

I really loved playing today and learned a lot.  That is one of the things that this challenge is supposed to do.

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