Washington Square FountainNick Savides
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 20 " w x 1.25 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
Washington Square Park on a summer afternoon. "I wanted to capture how the mist from the fountain veils the trees in the background, how the streams form ripples on the surface of the water and how the figures in the foreground are partially in silhouette, in high contrast and detail as opposed to the figures at the far end of the fountain," explains Nick. Beautiful detail in the falling water and surface of the fountain, and the warm light angled across the scene.
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.”