Monday, June 19, 2017
Black Eye in Brooklyn
The corner of Grand and Bergen in Brooklyn is one of my favorite corners because the car repair shops are so bright and colorful, and the sidewalks and streets are usually full of cars waiting to be fixed. The front car in this painting has a "black eye" on the passenger side. But what really got my attention was the position of the white panel truck repeating the appearance of the building in the top left background. The composition is almost like a pin wheel. I didn't invent this composition. I found it. Of course, I always look here first. The painting is a 12x16 oil on canvas panel.