MORE PAINTING CHALLENGES – LANDSCAPES

Project 2 at Lehman College painting class…Landscape.  My favorite theme.  Using a photo I took of the lake at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx I wanted to create a stylized painting on a panel.  I used a sponge brush only.  More muted colors than I usually use.  Acrylic on panel board 18″x24″.

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Then I painted a companion piece focusing in on a detail of the photo.  Acrylic on stretched canvas 11″x14″.

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I found that I achieved a more painterly effect with canvas than on board.  Such fun painting at Lehman College.  What’s next??

THE BRONX IS BEAUTIFUL !!!

I am blessed to have the biggest park near me Van Cortland.  What a treat to grab a bunch of pastels and sheets of drawing paper yesterday afternoon and spend a few hours in the woods doing a landscape till twilight.  Here’s my pastel landscape and some pictures of Van Cortland Park past and present.