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Umbrellas on Raritan Avenue

December 10th, 2013 by
Umbrellas of Raritan Avenue, watercolor by Leora Wenger

Umbrellas of Raritan Avenue, watercolor by Leora Wenger, 2013

I have mixed feelings about my art work lately; it takes me a long time to do a painting, then I don’t care for my execution of the painting. But I am attracted to my original idea of Umbrellas on Raritan Avenue. So today in my art group I started a drawing for another painting, this time with a close up detail of the umbrellas:

umbrella drawing Raritan Avenue

My photos come out darker than the original, and despite playing a bit in Photoshop, it’s still too dark. But I like this composition. I won’t give up – maybe at some point I’ll say, yeah, that’s where I was aiming.

Here I am, posting rain imagery on a day that it snowed. Ah, well, snow is another subject to tackle.

10 Responses to Umbrellas on Raritan Avenue

  1. Mrs. S. says:

    We’re enjoying heavy and very welcome rain here in Israel, and so your lovely images are very appropriate! :-)
    (They’re predicting snow in some parts of the country for tomorrow and Friday. Only time will tell if “they” are right…)

  2. Lorri M. says:

    I love the water color with the varied tones of the umbrellas. I like the roofs, and like how you lead my eye to the background with the splash of green!

    Despite the rain, the individuals seem to be enjoying walking and looking.

    I like your composition, and can’t wait to see a finished painting in the future.

  3. Hannah says:

    Very pretty Leora! Both are very interesting. I like how the umbrellas add color in the first one.

  4. Paz says:

    I love your painting! Love all those umbrellas. ;-)

  5. I always enjoy your art work and think it is very good, but I know I am very critical of my own work… Michelle

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