Saturday 14 July 2012

Painting of the Day: "Sunset Highway, 3pm"

"Sunset Highway, 3pm" by Elizabeth Patterson
Colored Pencils and Solvent, 25" by 40"

Just goes to show what one can achieve with colored pencils.
I'm sure most, if not all, colored pencil artists struggle with the whole "oh-colored-pencils-are-not-a-proper-artist-grade-medium" argument that some uneducated people might say. Colored pencils have changed a lot over the years. And just as watercolors are now being accepted into museums, I hope that one day, the stigma that comes with colored pencils might disappear, as more people know about the high quality of the artist grade sort of them.

Now, about the actual painting. It's moody, damp. You can feel the water on your windshield. You can hear the pitter-patter of the raindrops on the roof of your car, the peacefulness of driving down the highway in the rain. And just as you pass an overhead bridge, the rain stops, just for a split second. Ah~ It's a brilliantly atmospheric piece, that I'm sure many people can relate to.

Her website (and there are lots of brilliant pieces of art on it) can be found here.

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