Passage Point, 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper. ©2011 Brenda Boylan
Working on the urban scenes for the upcoming "Cityscapes" show at Caswell Gallery has me really inspired to do more of this subject. After I finished this little guy, I scanned it into Photoshop and zoomed in to get an accurate crop. I found that the enlarged image, albeit messy and out of focus, has given me good reason to paint this larger (say...maybe 24x24"?) with all it's messy and wonderfully loose marks. So different than my tight artistic hand a few years ago.
Here it is cropped.
Passage Point, 'cropped'
If I move forward on this idea, I'll have to work fast because I have a few deadlines to make. That will make it all the more freeing and fun! Do you work better under pressure? I have always thrived on it because of my past days as a graphic designer and all those stiff deadlines. What do deadlines mean to you?