Lovers in Central ParkNick Savides
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 54 " w x 1.25 " d |9 lbs. 0 oz.
The setting of this painting is The Pond in Central Park, in mid-autumn, with the sun low in the sky. There is no hint of the city, nor are there vertical or horizontal lines, not even a horizon line. The sky is only suggested, and mostly in reflections. The lovers in the title are placed in the corner, almost hidden among the rocks, as people walk along the path or sit on the benches. Although most of the composition is in green, it slips between blue-green in the background and yellow-green in the foreground, and the leaves seem to vibrate, and contrast with the calm reflections in the center. The blue-green in the leaves is repeated in the reflections and the woman’s sleeve. Orange is repeated in the leaves above, in the center, and in the foreground. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.
Brooklyn, New York
Nick learned to paint from his mother when he was a child, but it wasn’t until college that he decided to be a career artist. His realist images of New York City are inspired by the drama of the city–the changing light, the spontaneous magic. Nick begins his process with reference photographs from his daily life, often shooting the same scene at multiple times of the day. He brings the images back to his Brooklyn studio where he composes a scene in Photoshop, adding and subtracting elements from multiple photographs to achieve the perfect composition before beginning to paint. “As my artwork is realistic, one might be tempted to think they are copies from nature,” says the artist. “Really, they are composed–every detail is considered. It is a balance between what is seen, what is true to nature, and what can make a good painting.”