The rush was on to get this new work wrapped up before the bright blooms of spring colour take over the scenery, and I made it, just!
My inspiration for this new work was the patterns of snow that remain spotted across the landscape while the tug of war between seasons works itself out. While not an abstract painter, I am nonetheless a great admirer of the abstract nature of the patterns and shapes as offered by Mother Nature.
This time of year demands a unique palette, very restrained yet rich, complex and captivating in its' own right.
Grey County is where my home and the location of this scene are situated, and although that name was not chosen because of the local colour or lack of, found in this region, still its seemed an appropriate title for this painting. Be sure to let me know what you think in the 'comments' below.
It's been a while since I had any new art to put up here (busy with other stuff) and been a very long time since I attempted to paint anything like this lovely old Mercedes convertible.
Unlike most of my paintings which begin only after a detailed plan is formulated, this one grew and evolved along the way, with the clouds, sailboats and even placement of the car being tweaked and added. What did remain from the first notion of painting my friend Gerrys' car, was the notion that is should evoke some of the glamour and style of the era that it first appeared, which was 1957. To finish off the piece, I am installed it in an aluninium shadow box frame which mirrors the brilliant finish of the gemlike190SL.