|Madison Square Fountain by April M. Rimpo|
Madison Square Fountain
9.5" X 22" image
15.5" X 28" brushed silver frame
$615 when shipped within the United States*
The combination of bright sunny spot and areas in the shadows of unseen trees allowed me to have the intense colors of flowers and the saturated colors of shadows. Shadows on planters and the fountain were started with bold greens and blues to establish a base saturated with color. I gradually added in more blue washes and lastly some dark neutral gray washes to increase the depth of the shadows. By starting with intense colors these areas feel lively.
I used a similar approach on some of the people in the foreground. For example, you can see red and blue glowing through the shadows on the clothes of the woman at the center.. Other foreground people toward the edges of the painting were done primarily in grays to help keep the interest toward the center of the painting.
I hope my handling of this scene captures this moment in time and makes you feel like you are there in the city.
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