Wednesday, June 29, 2016

En Plein Air: Jamaica Avenue Under the Metro Subway (Oil, 9 x 12)

The scene is the intersection of Jamaica Ave. and 111 St. Richmond Hill. Right over the spot where I stood doing this painting was the Subway Station of 111 St. Every few minutes, a train would be thundering past over my head and making the steel railroad structure rumble and rattle with it. I even felt the vibration of the air under it. The painting took longer than I expected because of the various trivial parts that comprised the scene. It was not an affluent area and the streets could be cleaner. I remembered I was commissioned last year to paint the office of a charity organization which was located not far from the place.

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