Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bowness Buddies [22”x30”, acrylic]

Bowness Bark

I’ve kept a bunch of the texture from the original acrylic ink start.  Due to the darkness of the start I decided to select a subject I could work abstractly.  The railway bridge has plenty of graffiti on it and I wondered how it would look to paint the bridge negatively and leave most of the color and texture as the bridge.  So, I’m pretty happy with the bridge. 

Still on the list after looking at this in thumbnail size:

  1. My man looks really dull in the figure.  I’ve got to work on that a bit.  He also looks sad.  What’s with that?  Shouldn’t he be a happy camper wandering around Bowness Park with his buddy in the SUMMER?  Hmmm. 
  2. The sky shape in the top right is about as boring as shapes get.  That’s got to change.
  3. The rocky shore curves way too smoothly as it goes under the bridge.  It makes the shape of the water too static. 
  4. I’m missing the bits of overlap in the brush in front of the left side of the bridge -  it’s causing a perspective issue. 

Stay tuned…


  1. Sounds like you are asking all the right questions, which is getting you to all the right issues! Well done :)

  2. By the way, I LOVE your new design for this blog! Very original.