These are two digital photos that I took at the Hoboken Train Station at the end of a beautiful Saturday when my son Griffin and I were returning from our little trip to New York’s Central Park.
One of them might make a really good acrylic painting even though I would be going way out of my comfort zone in order to produce it, I mean it has straight lines which is usually a no-no for yours truly. Also these two images are pretty somber in mood and the color palette is uncomfortably limited for me so I am trying to decide if I want to go there. I mean I usually paint subjects that are alive and naturalistic, I would be breaking one of my long standing painting rules about depicting man made structures because they tend to lack emotional quality, but in this case I get the notion that the effect of the lighting is so appealing I think I may be able to squeeze out some feeling with this usually cold subject matter. Also, even more importantly, these two images are very strong in the composition department and that is the number one thing I look for when I start a new painting, you know what? I think I just convinced myself that I am going to do it. Maybe.
March 9, 2014