Monday, September 16, 2013

"Autumn Central Park" (oil on linen; 8" x 10") sold


I love New York City.  It is big, noisy, and a little scary for a suburbanite such as myself.  But, for culture--both highbrow and the rest, there is no other place like New York in the United States. My pet peeve is that I don't get to visit it often.  I have only three or four paintable pictures of this exciting city from my few visits.

The photo I used for "Autumn Central Park" wasn't taken on an autumn day at all.  It was on an overcast day in May during my family's mini vacation that I took the shot.  No matter.  I Photoshopped the picture, intensifying hue/saturation.  You just can't believe what you see these days, ha!

If you send me your pictures to, I may make paintings out of them.  How fun is that!  At the end of September, I will do a drawing and one lucky person wins a free painting.  You can buy the painting anytime, but there is no obligation.  Thanks!

Today is Day Sixteen of Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Challenge.  I am halfway through!


  1. Oh, this is very rich and lovely. I have no idea how to photoshop photographs so that amazes me too!

  2. Very nice painting - I love the beauty of the trees and their reflections!

  3. It's an interesting technical trick you described! I will definitely try it on some of my more "drab" reference photos... I love the colors in this one -- they describe such a bright autumn day!

  4. Thank you, Carol, Tammie, and Arena!