My entry this month for the virtual paintout. This month the place to be is Manhattan. And although I saw many great locations with huge skyscrapers en beautiful yellow taxis I chose this intimate view of an icecream stand at Central Park. The dappled sunlight on the umbrellas and the floor was very interesting to paint. I used the palette knife in places like the light hitting the umbrellas, and modified some of the edges with a brush. Fun!
I used a limited palette here of Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Alizarin, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White.
'Icecream anyone?', Oil on masonite,
18x15cm (7x5) © 2010, Erik van Elven