OtherArtShop: Underpass Graffiti (2015)

This is another print to be listed as soon as I get my OtherArtShop up and running on Etsy. I painted the original 4×6″ in 2015 from one of the photos I took on the East Side of Manhattan in 1989. I was graffiti hunting at the time.

Corner Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment: The photograph for today’s watercolor experiment looks downright dusty. It is probably the underexposure and low contrast of the print. I am sure that the day I took that photograph, more than 20 years ago, the scene itself was well lit. I wanted to make the watercolor different from the photo. I […]

Shady Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment: Normally one doesn’t expect to see graffiti in a nice, tree-lined area. My watercolor below is a scene I happened upon during one of my walks around Manhattan in early November of 1991. It was a beautiful day. I thought the graffiti particularly tasteful. Maybe I was just in a good mood. […]

Backlit Graffiti

Today’s watercolor experiment: As I recall, Bar X was on 23rd Street in Manhattan, just blocks from where I worked. Its storefront was covered with writing, announcing the Christmas Season deals, Happy Hours and specials. I painted the watercolor below from my reference photo, which I took with the aid of a tripod. The greenish tint […]

Imported Graffiti

The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. I’m not sure where all of it ended up, but I do know that I saw sections of it on one of my walks in Manhattan in June of 1991. From what I understand, artists began expressing themselves by writing on the 14-foot-high wall in the 1980s. All of […]

Bargain Spot Graffiti

This photograph is from my archives. I took it in March of 1989 in Lower Manhattan.  I don’t remember exactly where, but it is probably on the Lower East Side. To the best of my recollection, I took this picture on The Bowery. I like the ‘No Parking’ sign tilted at the same angle as […]

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