Gaudi Inspires At Grant’s Tomb by Lesley A. Powell

Gaudi Inspires At Grant’s Tomb

 

This summer I discovered Grant’s tomb at 123rd street and Riverside Drive. Around the monuments are mosaic benches inspired by Gaudi. I went up many times this summer to paint. I love the whimsical nature of the benches. Many times I went up to do plein air watercolor paintings. Watercolor one has to see the form and then be spontaneous. Overworking makes the painting muddy.

Using the images from photos and watercolor painting I began
playing with collages on the ipad and paper. From these ideas I started an oil painting. Oil painting allows a different process. One can add/subtract and then add layers. Each form: watercolor,collage and oil, invites a different play of color, texture and form..

This oil painting is still a work in progress.

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Dance around a Gaudi thought

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