There is something about these Apple billboards that seems so iconic of our times. I've been an Apple user forever, including when it was such an underdog to Microsoft - and now it's surpassed Exxon Mobil in net worth, who would have imagined. These billboards are everywhere, elegant in their color and simplicity, somehow balancing out the chaotic backdrop.
I painted two versions of this scene on Canal Street, one in oil, the other in acrylics. I was not completely happy with the oils version, too much detail, too much brown, too much like the photo. With the acrylics version I did my homework before picking up the brush and designed my value structure rather than just mimicking the photo. I think it reads better and I felt much free-er with the paint, knowing that my values were worked out.
The Bigger Apple
12x12 Oil on Board (sold)
8x8 Acrylic on Paper
Price on Request