Acrylic on canvas, 36cm x 48 cm.At the beginning this was only a small exercice to paint textured stones and door.Then I decided to add people to make the painting more alive. I kept the loose style to paint the two aged people.
"Philippe - this is wonderfully painted. You always do a great job with your city scenes but this one is superb. There is a looseness to the brush work that adds such a feeling of energy. You handled the light and dark so well and…"
"Philippe what a great scene, I have allways wanted to paint Urban New York your effort here is very good indeed. The lighting and the muted building detail really catch my eye and have fired me up to have a go. I tend to get lost in detail and…"
Philippe, i am so totally impressed by all the people in your paintings. i so want to try people, i just dont know where to begin. i guess i am not very brave haha. the more i look at yours, the more i want to try it though. you inspire me :)
Philippe..thank you for your kind words regarding my art work..I;ve been painting for years but I still have a long way to go! Your art is beautiful and I love the thoughts behind each of your paintings! Keep them coming!
Philippe - we are not supposed to critique works posted in the "photo" section, that is why I have hesitated. If you block off the left side of "Explosions" along the diagonal line of the background value shift, you will see a very nice, cheerful painting on the right side. Now block off the right side along the same line. The left side of the painting is quite drab by comparison, with lots of mid values but no light values except a few streaks of white. There is no unity between the two sides of the canvas. I think you need some bold light values on the left side to give it more life and provide a better sense of unity.