Saturday, October 18, 2008

New York Stock Exchange

This is my version of Karin Jurick’s photo of the New York Stock Exchange, painted for the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. This was a good challenge for me. It is something I never would have chosen to paint. The photo is a huge scene of the NYSE, and I had no desire to paint the whole thing! I cropped the original picture a few different ways, and chose the one I liked best. But I really wanted the guy with the red coat, so I changed things around and painted off of two of the crops. I purposely chose a small surface for this painting, so it would be impossible for me to obsess and paint too much detail. It was a bit of a departure for me, but overall I’m happy with the way it turned out.

"Wall Street"
Oil on Board


Deborah Ross said...

Wow you did a great job on this! I haven't had time to tackle it. Your figures all look like they're in motion. There is a lot of movement in this piece.

Torrie Smiley said...


I love it! Your piece is amazing! I am still fretting over mine....hopefully, it will be finished in time. Fabulous painting!


artbyakiko said...

This is wonderful! You've done a great job on this NYSE!!

Pat Burns said...

Kari, you aced this one! Your choice of colors reflects the mood of the country concerning the stock market at this time in our history and your composition is superb.

Olga Díaz said...

Vuelvo a ve tranquilamente tus trabajos. Qué maravilla!!!
Me detengo aquí, me ha llamado la atención, es tan bueno.
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