Wednesday, December 09, 2009

too late for dsfdf

A couple of challenges back Karin Jurick posted a city rooftops photo on her Different Strokes from Different Folks blog. A subject I absolutely love but have never attempted (I don't have many chances to gather reference photos; will have to ask my NYC friends to help me out there!) ... so this is a first-ever try. And while (of course, you can guess) I'm not entirely satisfied, I'm not entirely unsatisfied either: what a fun subject to tackle--I enjoyed the thought process of making this.

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Mark McC said...

welcome back to blog land! I had just about given up on you.

I'll be happy to snap some shots off of my rooftop. The 59th St bridge and the tram are visible from it, as well as some other interesting shapes and towers. I'd love to see what you do with the view!

Hope all is well with your parents.

Anonymous said...

It just shows, you can make any subject interesting if you know how - and you do. Nice subtle colors.

Charlene Brown said...

What a lovely painting this is! I didn't even try that DSFDF challenge as I thought the reference photo was impossibly sombre and unattractive. If I'd found this painting among the entries, I would have been more encouraged... and I would have recognized it as Laura Starrett!

Deepa Gopal said...

This looks great!!!

Took a rather long break... Wonderful to see your works:)

Deepa from

Cathy Gatland said...

You're back with a splash, Laura! This is really lovely, luminescent - like Charlene I wasn't particularly moved to try this subject (must admit I've backed off from most challenges lately) but you make me wish I had looked at it with such 'new' eyes as you have!

A Brush with Color said...

Love your soft color palette in all of these latest, Laura. Excellent. You'll inspire me to get at it again, if I can find some time.

RH Carpenter said...

I've never been a fan of buildings, esp. city buildings, but your touches of blue throughout really lead me around the painting well.