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Just Another Day in New York by Denis-Peterson Just Another Day in New York by Denis-Peterson
Just Another Day in New York
Acrylic gouache on diptych panels
2012
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KZ-jello Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Wow! You painting looks very realistic :D Nice work
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thanks very much, I appreciate it.
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An artistic shot from daily life. I love the way you've reached the realism in the condos at the right.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thanks very much, and oddly that was both a challenging and enjoyable part of the painting to execute!
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Challeging is the better part; it helps you push the limits.
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I stared at it for a long while , and i just realized the pole in the middle ....actually a gap ...? is it really a street sign or street light 's pole in the middle ? ... and i just read the comments and got wt u meant by w/o separation....
interesting arrangment . =) amazing painting ,can't believe the gap looks like part of your painted work.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
That turned out to be quite the optical illusion :slow: it was a very casual work,
kind of unusual in that it was more of a study, thanks for your comment!
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Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
T-this is a painting......?
Wow... At first glance, I thought it was a photograph...... but wow.
Well, for someone like me who doesn't paint scenery like this, I'm too amazed. *-*
Just wow...!
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thanks for your comment!
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Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   General Artist
classy
nice to see you rolling along
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
thanks jacqueline
:slow:
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Wow! What a great illusion!
I thought that space between the panels was a light pole!
That's wonderful! Brilliant! Adds a lot of interest to the piece. :clap:
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Hey thanks! They were originally painted as one piece, but unhappy with the center, I ripsawed it out. The remaining two pieces then did little for me as single paintings until one day I moved them apart and set them side by side against the wall, where they worked really well together as a diptych!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You are always welcome! :wave:
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful, amazing work as usual. I must say, though, at first glance, the partition looks like a light pole. And even if it was, I think it would still work. Happy accidents abound.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thanks Em, some good thoughts there! :slow:
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a rare occasion. lol
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Finally, a new artwork! I've been wondering what you were up to lately. This is very nice, looks a little more painterly than your other works. I get a lonely feeling from this. All those people--walking, biking, shopping, driving--but everyone looks disconnected from everyone else.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks! There are several others done this past year that I had been hesitant to post as they were not necessarily the direction I was certain of continuing in. Perhaps I will post some of them as well.

This one was executed in brush which gives off more of a painterly feel which allowed me to get a more spontaneous look than usual.
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
cool to see some newness D - a few seconds after looking at this i had to correct my thinking to a diptych comp - at first the vertical poles in each section led my brain to seeing a third pole (space) in the middle ... as i was a viewer on the other sidewalk with a pole in my way - just the way it was lit i guess! nice man!
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Now I can see the pole .. interesting visual interpretation! thanks dizz!
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Another amazing work... looking forward to seeing more :)
Have a nice, creative new year!
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thanks very much..Happy 2013!
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
seems a little lighter than your other pieces! I do love too!
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Different palette than usual, also had to lighten photo up due to shooting on an overcast day.
Glad you liked it, thanks Tom!
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is and all yours are awesome!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Incredible work as always. I always marvel at your attention to the detail. Wonderful depth.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you very much. I still remember the first one that you commented on.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
You're welcome.
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Nice D. Good to see you making some new work..
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks T, haven't been posting works, just picked this one out of my 2012 bin. Will put more up soon ..
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!!! :salute:
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks JJ!!! :slow:
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TarcDnB Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great to see a new piece from you! I've been waiting for the moment forever.

A naive's question: Isn't the picture somewhat washed out? - If that's the right term to start with.
What I mean is blacks/really dark areas are not present, neither are white and bright ones. Perhaps it's just the photo you took, but I would say that with your experience you see shades way too well to not see if the shot is not correct (and then you would mention it in the description).

At any rate it is not to criticize it (that would be odd) as I love it and the details
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks!

Not a naive question, quite observant actually.

The photo I took was under cloudy conditions and consequently it darkened all the medium range tones too much. So, I lightened it up prior to posting and unfortunately, the lighter tones and shadows got washed out (right term!) to a degree.

Unable to correct it, I just decided to go ahead and post w/o adding any comments about it; and now that you have mentioned it, perhaps I will see if I can get a crisper photo up, something I probably should have done to begin with.

In any event, thanks again, very glad you like it.
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ja5on Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The Return. Nice one Denis, very delicate.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hey Jason, thank you very much.
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bryanhible Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Your skill shines through your work whatever style/medium you use. Nice piece(es) Denis!
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks Bryan, some of these pieces are like an old bottle of wine, never sure how it will taste until popping the old cork and sharing it with friends!
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bryanhible Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Comforting to know that artists of your calibre are also unsure how their work will be received. Now, who mentioned wine...
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bryanhible Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Comforting to know that artists of your calibre are also unsure how their work will be recieved. Now, who mentioned wine...
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Speaking of which, Bryan, you need to put the cork back in that wine bottle .. look at the two comments you just made here .. you are repeating yourself verbatim !!! :slow:
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bryanhible Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Hic... :)
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keight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This works beautifully, Denis.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks so much Katherine, I appreciate it.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
An interesting history to this piece Denis and I'm very glad it didn't end up forgotten in the corner somewhere.

The panels work splendidly in my opinion with the two characters seemingly linked together in the way they are posed. I also like the more muted color because it enhances a washed out blanket emotion that can so often hang over inner city living - all underscored by the clutter of garbage in the extreme left…

Another very powerful statement on city living and culture. You never fail to hit things out of the park and this one is no exception…

Best wishes to you for a wonderful 2013.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Gouache paints laid down with flat brushes versus acrylics sprayed with my trusty old airbrush is always a trip. It forces me to think quite differently as I work since none of the colors are pre-mixed, leaving me to create lighting and shading effects on the fly. It does however offer more stable consistency in finish, so getting that muted look was more attainable with gouache as the medium.

Your take on this is deeply appreciated, since it was one of several other experimental pieces painted last year as one-offs that still sit around my studio as abandoned orphans. I hope to be posting more of them as I drum up the requisite courage to do so.

Thanks Mark, and have a very healthy and prosperous forthcoming New Year.
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broadstreetstudio Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
amazing Denis!
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
thanks Jason!
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