Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Gapstow - Central Park




"the gapstow - central park"
30X22 inches
watercolor
14 january 2012

The iconic Gapstow Bridge in New York's Central Park was designed in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell. It replaced the original wood and cast iron bridge designed by Jacob W. Mould in 1874.
With it's bucolic site set against the majestic skyline of Manhattan's Central Park South and Fifth Avenue rising up beyond, it has been a favorite subject for painters and photographers for generations. So I hesitated painting yet another view. But I love this spot so much that I thought I'd give it a go.

10 comments:

  1. a beautiful and sensitive affirmation of light and form. i love the assymmetry - that makes it even more interesting.

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  2. This watercolor is a great example of how light and atmosphere can be used in a painting.

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  3. A big Thank You everybody! I appreciate the comments very much. Cheers, Tom

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  4. lovely... you make wonderfull bridges!!!

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  5. This is beautifully painted! I love it!

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  6. Nothing more to say Tom!!!

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  7. Thank you friends - much appreciated!! Tom

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  8. Te agradezco que le dieras otra oportunidad al lugar y así podernos mostrar esta obra tan espectacular. Saludos.

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