Thursday, August 27, 2015

En Plein Air: Railroad Underpass over 71st Ave. (Oil, 12 x 9)

I meant to paint at a street park on Queens Blvd. this morning. As I was walking out of Forest Gardens and nearing the Long Island Railroad bridge over 71st Ave., I  was fascinated by the contrast in light between in and outside of the underpass. Therefore I decided to paint it. I set up at the other end of the underpass, so I was totally shaded from the sun. The downside of the location was the noise of the trains right above my head. The other problem was the fact that the underpass corner smelled of urine. Maybe some homeless people relieved themselves in the corner at night. Both of the problems seemed to have disappeared when I was concentrated on my painting.

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