Thursday, January 13, 2011

Insert This Way

At last -  I've finally managed to get these tiny lovelies online: a series of New York City water towers painted in oils, but on the front side of the ubiquitous, yet lowly , New York City Metro Card.

 

They each measure 3.5" x 2". Here's what the cards looked like before:


I applied a layer of gesso on each card, just as you would a canvas and allowed it to dry before painting with oil paints.

And here's a closer look at each  tiny painting...


Metro Water Tower No. 1



 Metro Water Tower No. 2

 
 Metro Water Tower No. 3



 Metro Water Tower No. 4


  Metro Water Tower No.5

I was inspired by this event.

I've been hoarding discarded Metro Cards and have ideas for several NYC-themed series to come. I'll be offering them up for sale shortly -- look for it!

5 comments:

Dan Gliubizzi said...

AH! I just love'em.

moreidlethoughts said...

Brilliant ! I'll take my card home with me and decorate it as a souvenir.Thanks for the idea!

Melanie said...

I love them!!They are great..the Metrocard is a great form. Very New York.

Sam said...

What a good use of those cards!

Anonymous said...

Nice original idea. Congrats on your well deserved success!