Saturday, October 18, 2008

My version of New York Stock Exchange

Size: 5 x 7 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia Artboard
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This is my version of NYSE painting for the weekly challenge "Different Strokes From Different Folks" hosted by Karin Jurick. When I looked at the reference photo , I was totally overwhelmed by the complexity of the project. However, it turned out to be a fun project.

13 comments:

Alice Thompson said...

Wow Akiko you've been busy! I'm thrilled... I knew you'd have no trouble painting the NYSE. I like the liberties you took of moving the flag and lit symbol- it not only enhanced the composition but completed the story. I see we both liked the #10, which is what this is... Perfect!

Deborah Ross said...

You did a beautiful job on this! I think you cropped it just enough to keep the tension and movement.

artbyakiko said...

Deborah, thank you so much for your compliments!!!

artbyakiko said...

Alice, thanks! Without your encouragement, I would have not even tried with this painting. I wanted to give more tonal values; it's always difficult for me to achieve that in my paintings. Your NYSE has excellent tonal values as well as details and atmosphere!!

Jesse Mendez said...

Hi I was looking through profiles on blogger and found your blog interesting.

I want to become friends and I am welcoming you to come over and visit my art blog.

take care and hope to see you soon

Karen Smith said...

Very nice job!

artbyakiko said...

Karen, thank you so much for visiting my blog and looking at my work! I really appreciate it.

artbyakiko said...

Jesse, thank you so much for stopping by!

Carol said...

This is EXTREMELY good! The colors and composition are excellent!

Erika Nelson said...

Excellent Akiko! Cropping was a great key to this busy reference photo. The gestures and color choices added perfect amount of ingredients to this successful rendition congrats!

artbyakiko said...

Carol, thank you so much for your compliments!

artbyakiko said...

Erika, thanks for your compliments! I would love to see your version!!!

Erika Nelson said...

Thanks Akiko, I did draw it last Wednesday but right before I began to paint it (watercolor) Karin posted a new photo, so I just drew my best friend on the flip side and painted her lol I'll definitely do the cow though :) You too right?

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