Saturday, January 16, 2010

Finishing Touches

I debated titling this one 'Audacious Weed with Hupmobile', but went with my first thought.

Out To Pasture
10" X 8", acrylic on paper
© 2010, Lisa Walsh

I may yet change my's open to debate.  The biggest challenge with this piece was trying to make the weed the focal point, particularly when that huge honkin' headlight just screams for attention.  So I used muted colors and a softer focus in the headlight, pure color and sharper edges on the weed.  It makes a sort of triangular composition, hopefully one that works well.  And I found that I'm enthralled with rust.  Rust is colorful!  Rust is fun!  To sate this urge to paint rust, I'll either have to take a trip to the local junkyard, un-rusted camera in tow, or hunt up rustable household items, fling them out into the yard, and let nature take it's course.

My Muse is stopping to smell the wildflowers.  To proportionality, and beyond!


debwardart said...

I can't wait for you to create your own rust - I vote Head to the junkyard!!!

L.Holm said...

Perfect title. I actually like the dialog that seems to be happening between the weed and having someone looking over your shoulder. :-D
great painting.

Lisa Walsh said...

Hi Deb - Yea! Off to the junkyard for a Rust Expedition!

Hi Liz - Thank you! I like your observation. There does seem to be a relationship between the two. I sort of see the weed as a little guard dog, protecting the old car.

Sherry O'Keefe said...

saw your artwork elsewhere. love this particular piece!

a new fan,

sherry o'keefe