Monday, March 17, 2014

Left to Rust

"Left to Rust"
9x12 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This was a painting I did a bit ago for a challenge. This is definitely out of the box for me. I spent quite a bit of time working on the rust elements - trying to give the look of rust but still have a small amount of reflection. There is also some glass in this and, of course, the meadow leaves & flowers that are now surrounding the vehicle.

A nice challenge and I enjoyed working on something so different than my usual subjects. It's too easy to stay with what you know. It becomes a sort of security thing - to just do what you know. But the artist doesn't learn that way, and I am always learning. On this one, I had to stop (often) to think about how I wanted it to look, and then make decisions on how to create the look. Always learning!


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Comme vous le dites si bien, nous n'avons jamais fini d'apprendre et c'est ce qui fait que nous sommes des artistes...
J'aime beaucoup cette "maman" voiture ! je l'appelle ainsi car en la voyant elle me fait penser à une maman ! Stupide allez-vous penser !... Vous avez bien réussi le travail de la rouille sur elle. Bravo !
Gros bisous à vous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a cool old car, Nan! You did fabulous on the rust too.

Nan Johnson said...

Thank you & Mercí The rust on this was difficult, but as you say, we learn!


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