Sunday, March 15, 2009

Under The El

Oil on linen panel, 12x16"
This is another scene from Chicago; I'm trying to simplify the image for maximum impact, but not overwork it.

8 comments:

Jan said...

I never saw an artist with the ability to fill a figureless, faceless painting with such deep emotional content, as you do. Bravo, Leslie.

silvina said...

I agree with Jan. Something about this pulls at me. Makes me feel nostalgic for gray days in the big city. Great sense of atmosphere as well.

lisagloria said...

nice! i love the way the building recede into light. looks like the real thing!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks Jan, I really appreciate that.

Leslie Sealey said...

Silvina, I know what you mean about the big city! I'm just glad I captured some of that feeling about Chicago; it's an amazing place and I hope to get back there before too long.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hey Lisa! How are you? Thanks for the input; I'm always super-critical of my own work and it's nice to receive that kind of feedback.

David Lobenberg said...

I've always liked your editing, and I love the background hazy softness.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks David. There was definitely "information overload" in the original scene; it took a while to figure out how much to leave out.