Thursday, April 5, 2012

Underhill and Bergen

This is an 18x24 oil, as large a format as I work on these days. We assume that landscape is about soft forms and cityscape is about hard forms, but I like to do cityscapes whose forms are soft somewhat. Also Brooklyn cityscapes give a great opportunity to use red. The graffiti on the building may be a real sign language that I have completely scrambled up, but I am more interested in its graphical energy just like the white markings in the road or the lintels over the windows.


SamArtDog said...

I like your graphical comparison of the graffiti with the lintels and the road stripes. I would add that fairly cryptic shadow cast by the light pole, of all things.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam, Thanks. I look at my feet and where they are going a lot. Somewhere Andrew Wyeth made a similar comment, but he painted his booted feet walking through a field of grass as a consequence.