Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Oil Study: Great Self-Confidence

Yesterday, as I promised myself what I would do before I go back to Florida, I went to the northern part of Central Park which I had never visited. Harlem Meer's view was stunning. I saw Frederick Douglass's statue right out of the Cathedral Parkway station. For the first time I noticed a street named after Malcolm X.  Evidently the place was permeated with African-American culture. As a result, I made this picture. One thing I am happy about the painting is that I managed to handle the border of different color blocks so that it reflects the sense of space even though, unlike Renoir, I didn't blur all the borders. Another thing I did was my efforts to focus on large strokes instead minute details. Glad I did that.

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