Auto Shop Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment:

Yesterday, I presented my schematic sketch of the entirety of an auto repair shop structure based on a photo I took from the side (diagonally across the street, so I could fit most of it in the frame) and two photographs from the front.

I was fascinated to find this out-dated, arched structure in modern (1990s) New York City. This is my rendition of the side arch along with the requisite graffiti:

Watercolor: Auto Repair Shop Graffiti - Detail

Auto Repair Shop Graffiti – Detail
6″x4″ 140# Mixed Media Paper

The main gate is more functional (and decorated). I love the fact that the entrance to the garage leads down. On the rare occasions that the door was open, I remember seeing the dirt floor.

Watercolor: Auto Repair Shop (Detail) Graffiti

Auto Repair Shop Door Graffiti – Detail
6″x4″ 140# Mixed Media Paper

 

 

2 thoughts on “Auto Shop Graffiti

    • Yes. Unfortunately, Baruch College is now where the auto repair shop was. There was also a filling station built into the side of a building on Lex and 25th when I used to live there. Don’t know if I have any pictures of that. Thanks for writing, K.
      j

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