Oil and Steel mix
From every place we stood with our easels and brushes this past week, we can confidently state that NYC lacked nothing compared to other places considered sacred by oil painters. In this city, where skyscrapers of glass and steel cage the sky, we discovered a treasure trove of painting subjects. Anyone captivated by the intricacies of urban landscapes could revel in the ever-shifting hues and forms carouseling in front of our eyes.
Before our trip, mentioning our intention to paint on-site amidst the lofty buildings raised a few eyebrows. New York City doesn't initially fit the usual idea of a painter's paradise, which typically includes places in Italy and France. However, as soon as the oil touched our boards, it became clear that there was no more fitting stage for our painting antics.