Passing Point, 24x24" Pastel on sanded paper ©2011 Brenda Boylan
By now all you lookieloos who peruse this blog know that I've been working on a bunch of city scenes for an upcoming show at Caswell Gallery. It is a subject that I have barely touched upon in my entire artistic career. I have found this series of work to be a little like a hide and seek game, finding bits of interesting urban scenes that were worth putting pastel to paper. Especially this week, as I was driving about, I took note of the bright lights on the cars and also how they reflected the road markings. These are things that I would have NEVER considered looking at before this series of work. My intent in this painting was to get the lights to glow so that they made my eyes water. The final (above) is a much larger version inspired by my last blog post that has quadrupled in size. My gosh, this was a fun one to paint. What have you recently noticed about your world around you?
Artist's Reception is Friday Feb 4th, 6~9:00pm
Feb 4th~28th, 2011
201 W. Columbia River Hwy.
Close up and cropped!