Friday, January 23, 2009

Citicorp Reflections

Glass and construction

"LIC/Citicorp Reflections"
Oil on canvas
10 x 10 inches

Love painting those reflections. This view of a new condo building under construction was reflected in the Citicorp building in Queens. When Citicorp went up in 1989 it was unique in it's size in relation to the neighborhood and it's glass facade. Most of the surrounding older buildings were of brick, wood and stone, and built on a much smaller scale. Twenty years later there is far more glass and steel to be seen. I really enjoy these reflection paintings in that the abstractions of shape and color make for a challenging painting. I liken the experience of painting these reflections as those of puzzle pieces - fitting one square at a time next to its neighbor to create the whole.


Marilyn Farrell Webberley said...

Wonderfully exciting! I love the colors and the abstract design, well I could gaze at this for hours. Well done!

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