Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

New York City

In 2008 we travelled to America see our youngest granddaughter just after her birth. After spending time in St Louis, we spent several days in New York City. It was an amazing time. Armed with my sketchbook, I made several studies of some of its famous landmarks. I had to have a go at painting the Empire State Building. The view I chose was from the Top of the Rock, the observation deck at the Rockefeller Building.

Top of the Rock

I took two trips to the Top of the Rock, one during the day, the other at dusk. I did a sketchbook study at day time but used photographs to capture the city lights coming on. It was a beautiful sight to watch the city change from natural light to artificial light. The Empire State Building lit up became the focal point .

Prints of New York

Back in the studio I did 3 watercolours of New York from my reference. One was of the Flatiron Building. 

The other two were from the Top of the Rock, one of which I published as a limited edition print titled New York, Dusk.

The one above is available for only £200 unframed as part of the Artist Support Pledge. You can read more about this in one of my more recent blog posts.

The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping).

Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artists work.


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