A Painting A Day: Day 13, July 16 2012

 "Central Park Tree Lines"
5.5" x 5.5" watercolor on paper

This piece is based on a drawing of three Central Park tree lines, stacked on top of one another. I was wondering through the Park that evening and stumbled upon Belvedere Castle. Leaning over the rail, I spotted a large mass of people! So I took a photo, but before I could take another one, my camera batteries went out. So I decided to go down and have a look myself. To my surprise, I was just in time for the NYC Philharmonic! What a glorious, unexpected evening. Midway through the show, I drew these tree lines and colored them in the next morning. It reminded me of Graham Nickson's watercolors of the sunrise. Walking home, I looked back and saw a giant stage with a white figure rapidly moving his hands. An orchestra furiously playing, colors everywhere, and a dark park filled with happy, satiated people. And I thought: Sublime.

View from Belvedere Castle


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