Saturday, July 08, 2006

Illustration Friday: Skyline

I rarely paint anymore, as my family frequently disrupts my work time, so I am forced to stick with drawing these days. However, I enjoyed painting, and thought I'd pull out an old one for this week's Illustration Friday. It is a rooftop view of part of Pittsburgh, during the winter. I painted from a photo I took on a typically bleak day in January. Thankfully, those days are behind me now as I pack for the desert, which is stark, but never bleak. At least I hope. * http://www.cafepress.com/ottoblotto?pid=8246890

20 comments:

String said...

It may be bleak, but I like it. Nice composition.

Jana Bouc said...

This is a spectacular painting! Is it watercolor? The subtle colors and interesting angles and composition are wonderful. I'm sorry you don't paint anymore--you're so talented!

mer said...

wow, superb! very nice composition and beautiful tone!

Anonymous said...

wonderful- you are truly multi-talented

orion713 said...

Beauty Natalie!

gudbrandsdottir said...

Very nice work Natalie!

kg said...

realism in watercolor fascinates me. your painting is fabulous. well done!!

carla said...

This is outstanding! It's a shame you don't paint more often, but i understand the need for long stretches of uninterrupted time. I love the composition and the mood...it is bleak, but also peaceful. Wonderful work!

newbie2006 said...

hi,
i met you sat and i purchased "profile of a man"
can you please tell me more about it? you are treasure for the common eye!

melanienyc said...

wow!

Collin said...

Very nice! I wish I could make paint behave that well for me.

stacey m said...

really nice!

JoE said...

Great piece! I certainly miss your work.

Francesca said...

So gorgeous! You know I'm a huge fan of your urban landscapes but I haven't seen this one before. It is bleak and wintry but very beautiful :D

Robert McLaughlin said...

This is a very moody piece--without being dark. Very nice.

anne said...

Love the stark design and dramatic impact. And I just love this blog.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a pleasure to return and see what you have added since I have last been here - each one a unique treat!

oziskin said...

Amazing! Thought it was a photograph until I clicked to enlarge. Nice color palette too

AscenderRisesAbove said...

likewise; I thought it was a photo!

neilornstein said...

It would be lovely if you would start to post again.