Saturday, May 2, 2009

Woodside Station

I wanted a little more practice before trying the DSFDF challenge so I found a photo I took of Woodside Station while on the Long Island Railway.  Straight lines are hard!   So if the Station looks a little drunk, it's because of my unsteady hand not the architect's.  





8x10 oil on RayMar

24 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, great work! I really love the nice lines and repetition of form.

Charlene Brown said...

Your colours, conposition and straightish lines make an excellent picture!

Nancy and the fatties said...

This is striking, Sheila. Nice work lady! I wish I had your courage to paint so many types of subjects.

James Oh said...

Wow, this painting looks great. Sheila. Well done and keep it up.

Manon Doyle said...

Great job Sheila! I love that you're taking on these challenges!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

The is great Sheila...I think you are good to give the challenge a go!

Olga Wagner said...

Nicely done! I love it!

jennifer woodburn said...

This rocks Sheila! I can see you are already getting more comfortable with the architecture. Great colours and composition.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Well done, Sheila!

Dean Grey said...

Woodside Station definitely has a practice feel to it, Sheila.

You did a good job with the coloring here (very natural). The colors aren't over-the-top and not boring either.

Oh, and the station itself doesn't look drunk at all. It must be able to handle its liquor!

-Dean

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I like the fact that lines go off in all directions. It adds life to the scene and animates it.

Ann Rogers said...

Love to see that you are practicing for the next DSFDF challenge, good job! Karin would be proud of you. Will look forward to seeing your entry, and thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

laurens.paint.palette said...

I think you are definatly ready for the challenge!

r garriott said...

You're amzing, Sheila...each painting is better than the last.

r garriott said...

AMAZING, even...

L.Holm said...

It's fantastic, Sheila. no drunken stairs :-)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Very nice sheila well done. You are ready!

dominique eichi said...

I'll echo Stephen this piece is animated with movement even though it's architecture. Your such a great example to show me I need to practice too, It' always good.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

love this, Sheila.
I am also touched by your Art for Animals work.

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Sheila!

Tom Pohlman said...

You're ready to rock- or you've been rockin' it out already- holds lighter overhead...

I think this composition is tougher than the "challenge" reference! Straight-on from the side, with fewer opportunities for volume or perspective, is a LOT harder to pull off (in my opinion). Nice job!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I think your go to go, Sheila. You did a great job on this.

Sheila E. said...

Wow! great piece! I love how you are developing your own style of original work. You'll need to have a gallery showing. Keep on painting!

Dominic Philibert said...

Awesome!!!!!!!