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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