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“Heart of the City” 12 1/2″ x 91/2″ Watercolor on cotton rag paper $125

Karin Jurick has an interesting blog called Different Stokes for Different Folks, where she regularly posts a photo and challenges artists to do a painting from it. It’s very fun and informative to look through the different interpretations. I have been meaning to do this for some time and finally got on board with her cityscape photo. I did the whole thing without the figures, but it didn’t feel like me until I thought of the cleaners washing a heart on to the central wall in the composition. I do like to have a little message in my paintings, as you all know.
When I went to post the painting on DSFDF today I found David Larson Evans‘ submission with wall cleaners washing a peace symbol on the same wall. Yikes!! I know I did not see that painting earlier but it will look like I copied his idea. I almost didn’t post mine because of this and then decided it was good if lots of us are thinking about peace and love – it’s a universal yearning.

P.S. Dennis didn’t see the heart. Did you? or did the title help you see it.

10 Responses to “Heart of the City”

  1. October 22, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    What fun! I loved seeing all the variations. There was a balloon against that wall, too. Clearly it called out to be a message board.

  2. October 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I love your color choice here – the purples really add to this a lot. Wonderful work on this challenge!

  3. October 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I see the heart! So glad to have found your blog, Leslie. Had to rush right on over when I saw your DSfDF challenge piece. Love the color choices you’ve used!

  4. October 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I love the colors that you used! Great job!

  5. October 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Great job Leslie!

  6. October 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Great rendition for DSFDF

  7. October 26, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks everyone! We all love applause and it helps keep us going. I’m looking forward to the next challenge and keeping my blog alive.

  8. October 27, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Hey Leslie, You are extremely talented. Love to be on your blog. I am waiting to see more of your work!

    My first ever Glass Painting: Tinkerbell

  9. October 27, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Such beautiful soft color choices, great entry!

  10. October 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Nicely done watercolor.

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