Wednesday, April 27, 2011


8" x 6"
Oil on Illustration Board
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It was great to finally be in front of my easel and painting again, after 3 weeks away. I knew I was going to be a little rusty, so I chose to keep it simple by sticking to a black & white interpretation of this week's painting challenge. Linda Popple provided the sunny, NYC photo for the challenge titled, "The NYC Lady Challenge".
I think it is ironic that I recently spent some time in NY, and I had hoped to return with photo reference of a sunny, New York City day, only to have been rained out. However, I did return with rainy day photos, a few extra inches on my waist - due to the amazing pizza, pasta, pastries, and bagels that I inhaled, and a smile on my face. It was great fun to spend time with family, and be pampered for a few days - thank you Gina and Steven!


  1. Great idea to a black and white version.The light and dark contrast is fantastic.

  2. I like how you did this one. It looks tricky. I haven't had a chance to tackle it yet. Will you do some of your own NYC photos soon?

  3. A great answer to the challenge, Maria! Love the crop and black & white.

  4. I like your version, Maria . . . you did a terrific job!




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