Urban Tapestry No. 11 - Jewelers' Row, oil on canvas

Urban Tapestry No. 11 - Jewelers' Row, oil on canvas

395.00

  • Urban Tapestry No. 11 - Jewelers' Row, oil on canvas - Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape Paintings
  • Urban Tapestry No. 11 - Jewelers' Row, oil on canvas - Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape Paintings

Urban Tapestry No. 11 - Jewelers' Row, oil on canvas

395.00

I started my "Urban Tapestry" series several years ago as an exploration of the patchwork quilt of colors and bold, geometric shapes that comprise urban vistas. Since the inception of the series, I've kind of gotten swept up in other ideas (my Black Moshannon landscapes, City Lights series, and more).

Nonetheless, this view in the heart of Philadelphia reawakened the theme of building blocks of color in my mind. I caught this view near Sansom Street in an area known as "Jewelers' Row," a feature of many older, American cities. Indeed, the dark sign that you see just off center here is the sign for Safian and Rudolph Jewelers on the corner. I don't have any promotional tie to them, I'm just mentioning it for those of you who know Philadelphia so that you can find this vantage point in your mind's eye.

This composition drew my interest because of the contrasting sunlight and cool, blue shadows that form a bold patchwork of shapes. At some point, I may revisit this motif in the future in a larger piece, but for now I like the effect that it has in this compact format.

  • About: Original oil painting on canvas stretched on .75" thick white pine bars. Edges of the piece are finished in black. (More information)
  • Artwork size: 6" x 12"
  • Framed size: 7.5" x 13.5"
  • Frame details: Black wood floater frame, 1.5" depth
  • Shipping & Insurance: $35 (More information)

You may also like...

Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape PaintingsUrban Tapestry No. 11 - Jewelers' Row, oil on canvas