‘Blurred Lines’ – An Original New York Taxi Watercolour Painting by Paul Kenton
40" x 28", Watercolour and Ink on Indian Paper. Flowing layers of watercolour form this New York street scene, glowing in reflected light after rainfall. New York Cityscape Original Painting by Contemporary Cityscape Artist Paul Kenton. Available to Purchase.
40" x 28"
Watercolour and Ink on Indian Paper
Black Ornate Frame
40″ x 28″
Watercolour and Ink on Indian Paper
Flowing layers of watercolour form this New York street scene, glowing in reflected light after rainfall.
Beneath Manhattan’s soaring high buildings, crowds huddle under umbrellas and yellow taxis whizz through the rain-slicked streets.
Working with the rough texture of the indian paper, Paul allows the paint to puddle and disperse to give beautiful blends of colour and soft hazy edges.
This piece is painted onto very thick, handmade Indian paper, with ‘torn’ edges. Rather than using a more conventional framing method, which is not practical with paper this thick, this piece is framed using a beautiful ‘Floating Frame’ technique, where the artwork is mounted to a backboard to reveal all of those fantastic edges, with the clear acrylic face of the frame suspended a couple of centimetres above the surface, making for a unique complete piece of art. The accompanying image shows a close-up of the artwork floating within its frame.
This painting is part of Paul Kenton's New York Collection. Click here to visit the whole collection, to view more New York Cityscape original paintings and prints.
‘Blurred Lines’ is an Original New York Cityscape Painting by Paul Kenton. To explore more like this watercolour painting featuring the iconic New York taxi, please view both the New York Collection and the Watercolour Collection. Paul regularly visits New York to continue to find new urban landscapes and skylines for inspiration. You can join Paul on one of these trips in this video from his YouTube channel here. Likewise, this video shows Paul working on”New York Hexaptych”. Spanning six panels, this unique statement piece engulfs the viewer in the immense scale of the New York City skyline and its towering high-rise buildings. The video features a great soundtrack by Blues Funk Orchestra/Utril Rhaburn, filmed in Central Park on the last day of the trip.
"Blurred Lines" is part of the following Collection(s):
A frequent visitor to the New York streets, Paul is passionate about absorbing and drawing inspiration from this most dynamic of cities, hence reflected in this collection of original paintings and prints. Possibly the most immediately identifiable skyline in the world, the Manhattan cityscape is utterly enthralling. Whilst there are many easily recognisable skyscrapers in the skyline, walking the streets also feels intimately familiar, as the sights and sounds of timeless photographs, movies and tv shows surround you. Paul strives to bring this energy and intimacy into each of his New York cityscape paintings.
Whilst Paul is primarily known for his cityscape art of London, Paris and New York, his love of painting varied urban landscapes and skylines extends to all of the incredible cities the world has to offer. Inspired by his travels to some of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world, the Urban Landscapes Collection captures iconic scenes of city culture and life from locations such as Venice, Amsterdam and San Francisco, to name a few.
Through fine layers of watercolour in combination with rich black ink, this new collection captures the powerful depth, unique atmosphere and mesmerising light of cities such as New York, Paris and Venice. Within these paintings, Paul employs the luminous effects of watercolour on paper to depict light in the urban landscape, whether that be the glistening rain-slicked streets of New York, or the endearing glow radiating from inside a quiet Parisian café.