Friday, 28 February 2014

View from the High Line: Red Challenge

View from the High Line, 11" x 8.5"
For a starting point, I chose a photo (below) that I took while walking the High Line linear park in New York. As I played with these warm colours, I imagined the reflected glow on the buildings as the sun set over the Hudson River.

I like the way the cylinders of the water towers contrast with the rectangles of the buildings. With only a line to delineate the towers, they link the middle ground to the background of the sky.


photo taken in Chelsea area of Manhattan












This piece was hung as part of my solo show at the Kirkland Library. It was made within a few days of another piece very similar to it, though a little smaller, Water Tower #4, which has been donated to a SAQA traveling trunk show.








9 comments:

  1. Another of your beautiful interpretations, Heather. Details pared down to perfection.

    Hilary

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  2. Wonderful as usual! Love the way you use and/or discard features to get what you want.

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  3. I agree with Linda - you have it down to a fine art, the simplicity speaks volumns.

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  4. As always, your ability to pare out the essentials makes this work so well. Nice use of contrasting colour.

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  5. I love your architectural interpretations Heather, and especially your new colourful pieces. The water towers really capture the viewer's attention. Gorgeous!

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  6. I really love how painterly these are becoming with touches of the strongest red from the lower corner throughout the mid section, and the row of windows that lead the eye up to enjoy all the architectural interests. Looked great in your show!

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  7. this is one of my favorite pieces in your series. i just love it. you have taken this technique to a new level. well done!

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  8. Thanks for including the original picture, I really appreciate how you select the colours for each of the buildings.

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  9. Your perspective is always spot on and as has been said you create a wonderful effect with line and colour.

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