This was a wedding gift for a couple who met in New York City, during the Christmas season. The client wanted to highlight the pedicab, since this was something they had really enjoyed together!
I produced some sketches, with different views of the area. (see image.)
The final painting tries to show the bleakness of the city in winter, with the glow and liveliness of Christmas. It was painted on Arches 140lb watercolor paper, uses watercolors and ink pen and measures 13x9". The image was matted to 14x18".