Bryant Park: When in Doubt, Paint the Fountain

September 17, 2017

Throughout my two weeks at Bryant Park, basically whenever I didn't know what I wanted to paint next I would just paint the fountain. As a result, I ended up with several versions of it, from a few different angles!


This was the first one I did, an early morning sketch with the sun lighting the fountain from behind.



Next I did a composition from further away, capturing the full scene and some of the buildings behind the park (I was sitting along the south side of the lawn). I've been getting really into doing tall pieces, as well as panoramas, and you'll definitely be seeing more from my residency!



Last, I had a limited amount of time on one of my last days in the park as I was waiting for the sun to be where I needed it to be for a different painting I wanted to finish (of the back of the library, stay tuned for that one!), so I turned around and painted the fountain while I waited.



*All images in this post belong to Bryant Park. All of the paintings are theirs and they will not be for sale on my etsy, nor will I be selling prints. I'm hoping the park might sell prints in the future, and if they do I'll be sure to post about it!



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