Two small grey outlines on the bottom left look like people, and this gives an impression of the huge scale of the buildings. There is enough detail to work out the windows, the outline of the buildings, and the human figures, but beyond that the picture has more of an abstract look than a representational one. The rows of windows, for example, are just smudges, and there are very rough brush strokes indicating the contours of the objects in the picture. Outlines such as the left side of the building on the right are not exactly straight, and this gives the picture a fluid and dynamic look.
A striking feature of this picture is the way that all the tones are soft and the dominant color is a pale pink. Yellow and blue tones, such as those on the roof portions of the two buildings in the center and right, complement the pink, and they rise out quite well from the background as if to point to the pale pink sky. There is, however, no stark color contrast. Even the grey dark grey tones are muted, so that there is a sense of unity and calm despite the busy urban subject matter.
Audrey Ushenko’s painting of a restaurant scene presents a multitude of details which are difficult to capture all at once. There are strong dividing lines between different areas of the painting and this creates an impression of multiple smaller pictures arranged together into a composite larger scene. The bottom half of the painting is dominated by crowds of human figures. They are posed in groups, as if talking to each other, and this creates a confusion of connections, forcing the viewer to look closely at the faces in order to work out what is going on.
The use of perspective and scale is very interesting in this picture. The bottom left corner is the largest, and appears to represent an upper tier of the restaurant. The bottom right of the painting is in a smaller scale, suggesting that this may be a lower level of the restaurant. This means that the brown dividers can be