Saturday, October 18, 2008
Brooklyn Bridge | 5"x7" | oil on hardboard
It's exactly a year ago today that my wife and I arrived in New York City to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so I thought I'd paint something from that trip. We had such a great time. Saw all the sites and took in a couple Broadway shows.
I love life in small town Iowa, but the action and excitement of the world's greatest city is truly something to behold. I loved it.
This painting is based on a photo shot from the Chelsea Pier in Manhattan, looking toward Brooklyn. We ate pizza at Grimaldis under the Brooklyn Bridge and then had ice cream at the place with the red roof on the far right hand side of the painting. Then walked back into Manhattan on the Brooklyn bridge with the skyline stretched out before us.
It makes me want to go back.