I may be losing some folks with these but I feel I'm getting closer to my current goal. Nicholas deStael is one of my favorite artists. He was classed as a gestural painter. When I view the city first hand it wreaks of gesture. When I did these paintings all I heard were horns blowing, people talking, various industrial things making noise etc..... The buildings rise into oblivion. The cars race to and fro. There is no way I could paint this environment in a visually realistic way. Everything is a blur, yet the buildings don't budge. Try to capture this on site! I tried my best but have a long way to go. I find the Diebenkorn influence creeping in yet again. I never gave him enough credit nor did the art world. He knew how to break things down! I should mention the roads continually tremble in NYC with the passing of each subway train adding to the ambiance we try to recreate. All things said I love trying to capture the city but so many have done it better before. I won't quit trying.