I’m always fascinated with street and urban paintings. I love artists who incorporate streetlights and highway markers and telephone poles. Something about adding them to the landscape adds a human element (since, I guess all those things are man made!) I don’t love to paint wildlife or do portraiture, so this is my way of adding movement and story to my work. I have been playing with darker skies and moodier feelings in pastels. It is a bit intimidating at first to pull out the dark pastels for a sky. Something in me fights against it even though I see dark skies and moody clouds daily! Texas doesn’t have a lot of trees (in my neck of the
woods plains anyway — see what I did there? haha) but we do have sky sky and more sky and lately, the clouds have just been amazing! Adding those dark elements brings the viewers in and adds a bit of mystery. I’m diggin’ it.
This is “The Way Home” and is about 9×8 on sanded paper.
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