Out To Pasture
10" X 8", acrylic on paper
© 2010, Lisa Walsh
I may yet change my mind...it'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!