"Cobblestone Street in SOHO"
6"x8" oil on canvas panel
We had just left Kate Spade and we wandered up Mercer Street and noticed the cobblestone streets. I did a little Google search and learned Mercer, Wooster, Greene and Bond Streets in SOHO are in a protected historic district. The cobblestones are actually flat rectangular Belgian granite and were brought over in the 1830's as ship ballast much like what I have always known about some of the streets in Charleston SC. Charleston is a favorite city of ours to visit since it is only a three-hour drive from where we live.
I am doing this 30/30 challenge to help me with perspective and that is why I choose this street. I am sort of pleased with the perspective on this one but it is not realistic to have a NYC street without cars so I had to attempt them. Please overlook my poor excuse for these vehicles!
I plan one more piece tomorrow using this same Qiang Huang limited color palette so I hope you come back tomorrow for Day 13!