Friday, November 11, 2011


 I've been spending a lot of time in the North End of Boston lately. 
While walking down the narrow, bustling streets and alleys, 
I noticed how the sunlight "pops" off all those brick buildings. 

North End Peek
16 x 20 

I rarely do cityscapes because I find "all that stuff" rather overwhelming! 
I had to force myself to only focus on the big shapes here.


  1. Nancy, you have made this Boston alley -- complete with trash barrels-- look very proud. I love all the shapes created by the light and shadows. If only my alley on Commonwealth had looked this good, I might have stayed. :) Great job!

  2. Love it.
    I have so many reference photos like this. Shadow foreground and sunlit distance.
    You're inspiring me with your big paintings and bold compositions!

  3. Good force job...The challenge is to make the dark foreground interesting shape and color wise..would love to see this in real it...can FEEL the North End

  4. Great job, you made this look easy and I love the blue and white at the end of the visual path in the lower part. Also the building in shadow on the left has a real city atmospheric feeling.

  5. Good for you that you're making the time you spend in the North End work 'double' for you! this is a great paintings, love the way the dark buildings 'frame' the light hitting the ones in the rear.

  6. Love this one, and your whole series! Just beautiful! How are liking working with the larger size canvas?

  7. I've been following you for a long time, and this one is my all time faves! Way to stretch yourself! :)