Monday, February 14, 2011

North End, Boston

North End, Boston
10" x 10" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled board
SOLD

This painting shows a scene from Boston's Italian neighborhood, the North End. I was trying to capture the flavor of the neighborhood with it's narrow streets, small doorways, and interesting architecture. In the summertime, you will see residents sitting out on the sidewalk enjoying the nice weather, talking to neighbors, while tourists stroll the narrow streets looking for just the right Italian restaurant to dine. You really can't go wrong with whichever one you choose!

This weekend, we rented the movie The Town, and one of the chase scenes takes place in the North End. It would really have been something to see them filming that because the streets are just not conducive to speeding cars and quick getaways. Only in the movies.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I hope you find the perfect place to dine with your loved one.

UPDATE March 2013 Cynthia at the Smiling Eggplant asked me if she could use this painting to advertise her North End tours. You can see the post with my painting by clicking here.

11 comments:

Astroluc said...

A truly lovely representation of the North End! (I think I recognize the street, too)

martinealison said...

Très belle atmosphère et tout en nuance... Bisous

Janice said...

Love your work! Your mini masters series is especially fun!

Kerry Hawkins said...

I love this painting and I love the North end. so it's perfect

Nancy Goldman said...

Your city scenes are amazing. I especially like this one.

AutumnLeaves said...

So cool to imagine the residents sitting outside in the nice weather, something not too common in the city (sitting outside I mean). Too, I didn't realize we had narrow streets in some of our old city neighborhoods. That is very European, which is of course, appropriate. I've always loved reading of the various ethnic pockets in cities...The Irish, the Italian, the Polish, etc. Areas rife with flavor and carrying on traditions that originated in the old country. Wow. Lots of thoughts generated by this one Ann. I love it!

SUSAN RODEN said...

Am seeing more and more artists utilizing palette knives - and love your style Ann. The knife works well inn depicting buildings.

Shea said...

I like this

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love this. It would be so hard for me to do buildings of any kind with just the palette knife. So cool!

Art with Liz said...

To see palette knife work done so beautiful is a real treat! Wonderful painting. I also love your Maggie who reminds me so much of my Maggie whom I lost 30 odd years ago, but still remember with a sad heart.

Anonymous said...

What an appropriate choice of words...capture the flavor! Yum. As usualAnn, great work

Cindy

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