Somewhere, sometime ago, I signed up for some mailing list. You know the story.
For some reason I never unsubscribed because, well, I figured I must have had some reason to sign up in the first place... even if I can't remember it now. Usually, these emails go straight into the trash along with all the others like them. Today, however, I read one on a whim.
The email instructed me, among other things, to spend one hour a week researching the competition. To watch them and learn from them. To Google terms that I associate with my own artwork and see who comes up. Good idea.
Below are an assortment of artists whose work came up using the simple search terms "cityscape painting." Obviously, I have selected for taste.
Mike Hernandez (wow... check out these dog drawings)
Anonymous Argentine Painter from here
I could keep going. There are so many talented painters out there that it can get a bit daunting. I suppose that it is a solid reminder to work harder... and then work some more... and then keep working.