Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunnyside Subway View

I painted this a few weekends ago in my neighborhood, Sunnyside, Queens. The subway tracks are a distinctive feature of Sunnyside- they are above ground on a concrete structure with these great arches.  It's common to see new visitors to Sunnyside discover that there is a big echo underneath these arches.

The light really changed as I was doing this one- it went from a sunny afternoon to an overcast late afternoon.  The blue sky in the background remained the whole time, though it was cloudy overhead by the time I finished, with some gray clouds finally breaking into the picture plane.  It was an interesting challenge.

Sunnyside Tracks
oil on canvas
8" x 10"