Tom's Art Gallery

City Scene

Medium: oil pastel on recycled art paper

This image came to me in one of those half-waking states. I started seeing images of glowing colored lines forming designs of a cityscape. I woke myself up and immediately tried to capture as much of it as I could.

The scene is a medley of things I've seen in Manhattan. The parking garage is just a standard feature of the city, but I had in mind the particular place I parked when I used to drive in for evening art classes. I don't remember if I had anyone in mind when I drew it, but the picture always reminds me of a woman in my art class -- I think her name was Alicia. She seemed like a nice, sweet girl, but truth is, I was always too shy to talk to her much. She didn't have green hair in real life :-)