This photo was submitted by Arthur Anderson for Challenge #3.
Of the three challenges so far, this was "the most challenging challenge" for me. I have painted many a bridge scene, including 3 different paintings of the Brooklyn Bridge (see my web site www.PaintingsbyLinda.net), and have painted many reflections in water, but never endeavored a scene at night. Most challenging for me, was to achieve the brightness of the lights. I personally cropped the photo in my mind, and focused in more of the bridge. As I was painting this photo of the 59th Street Bridge (Queensboro Bridge), I kept thinking of the Simon and Gafunfunkle song "The 59th Street Bridge Song-Feeling Groovy", thus coming up with the title. For days after finishing the painting, and while painting, I kept humming the song. I never figured out why the song had it's title, but my title was inspired by the song!
"Reflections of Feeling Groovy"
16 X 20
The next entry to this challenge came from Rhonda Myers. A very talented Artist from Tennessee.She captured the subject, lights and reflections beautifully. Rhonda painted the entire bridge. Her colors are exciting and vibrant.
"Party Under the Bridge"
24 X 18
Burch K Coralee just submitted the bridge picture, done is a soft watercolor. Beautifully done!
|Burch K Coralee|