Sunday, December 13, 2015
This 9x12 oil on canvas painting looks a bit surreal, but it demonstrates what I like about Brooklyn. I'm still in the Red Hook section, with the early morning sun, at the corner of Richards and Commerce, where one building has been painted red, and another partly bright yellow, possibly to cover up graffiti. It's the unusual and bright colors that I like. Did someone just grab whatever paint was lying around to do the job? I left off the graffiti that has since reappeared over the yellow, only because the painting was too detailed as it is. That was the challenge of this painting, how to simplify a complicated street corner.