Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Union Square, NYC Sketch

"Union Square"  Mixed Media  16x20"  $350  Click to Buy

I have so many sketches - mostly figures, lots of cityscapes, layover at the airport sketches, etc.  It can be interesting use them as starting point for a painting.
This sketch/painting was from Union Square, NYC, just across from the subway station on Broadway, looking West. I sat on the sidewalk curb and sketched using vine charcoal on an 18x24 pad. The buildings are mostly red brick but the atmosphere was much more colorful, louder, and everything was so in my face -- busses, people, signage etc. I didn't want to work from a photo - that wouldn't have captured the excitement. The zany energy was the real subject here!

8 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Gorgeous!

Patti Mollica said...

hahaha thanks sue !

Marcela Strasdas said...

Love it! So much energy and interest!

Marta Lee Niemann said...

I love it, I like how everything is packed in close together with random shapes thoughtfully added ( I am sure) to give it a sense of chaos. Yet it all works together as if it was meant to be. Nice job!

Patti Mollica said...

Thank you Marcela and Marta. It was fun to make!

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PatriciaG said...

My favorite place to sketch. Love the painting. I just found you in a roundabout kind of way via facebook etc. FYI. Do you know NYC Urban Sketchers? They go out every weekend and there is also a weekday group. Just wanted you to know in case you were unaware. Fun to sketch with like minded people. Can find the group on FB or by googling.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Patricia G! I didn't know about nyc urban sketchers, I will look them up - THANKS for the heads up and happy sketching!