I decided to paint this view… laying the foundation, then capturing the experience at night from the 5th floor of 468 West Broadway.
Here is the entire painting process in 47 seconds… the event was intimately lit, which means grainy footage… let’s just call that intentional. Soundtrack by MH the Verb, check him out… Waffles & Whiskey!
Getting set-up by the window… people from across the street on the roof were waving, which was nice.
White china marker, black ground.
Early stages of a night painting start out as day… plus, you get the complementary color collision. This is reminiscent of the early stages of the Woolworth painting (below).
You can check the Woolworth process here.
Outlining with deep blue… a blue so deep, it could write poetry.
Mixing complements to create many shades of dark…
Before I turned on the lights…
Nothing beats turning on the lights….
As you can see, things got quite dark out there… if you look closely enough, you can see some Robert Mars magic.
Ari Lankin’s creation next to mine… the blue is quite vibrant in different light.
This is about as good a photo I was able to capture… night paintings are perplexing from behind the lens… as with all art, this piece is best experienced in person.
Thank you to all who came out, the Blumstein’s for a fine evening and Ari for getting us connected.