High Line View with Robot LadyNick 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.
This is a view from the High Line in Chelsea. The focal point of the picture is Robot Lady, part of a larger mural called “Robot Lady of Leisure” by Pixel Pancho. The color theme is mostly complementary blues and oranges, with the orange forming the center and the blues like spokes on a wheel. In addition to the Robot Lady, there is also the lively billboard for Juban Ramen Sushi in the foreground. On the left, you see a reflection of a woman walking along the High Line.
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.”