#311 - Speedy Green Bug
5"x 7" oil on masonite Sold
More playtime with color! Er...uh...I mean another experiment in color temperature and color key. "Experiment" makes me sounds more like a scientist right? After all, science is awesome.
With this cute green VW bug (as with the dog painting before it) I wanted to add a background (and foreground this time) of shifting color temperatures that contributed to the overall harmony but had enough variation to keep it interesting. Alas my camera, fancy as it is, still doesn't pick up the subtle color changes that the human eyeball can see. I tried to correct it some in photoshop but let it go after awhile. Trying to get a digital image to look exactly like an original painting? Therein lies madness, my brother. Get it good enough and let it go. It's better to have your hand on the brush than the keyboard.
So anyhoo, the interesting thing to me about this painting is that I get a feeling of speed from the treatment of the bug. Perhaps it's the way I've smudged some of the edges that contribute to a blurry motion feeling. Well, or maybe it's the just the symbol of checkers in the background (like racing checkerboard flag?). Anyhoo, I like how it came out but then again I'm also a big fan of teal teamed up with neon yellowish green. The aqua color ground just seemed to fit as something Intermediary. I found if I made it any warmer and it would start to group with and deempahsize the pretty green bug. Blah blah blah. Yak yak yak. Are you still reading this? I'm not.