Thursday, July 1, 2010

Roadtrippin' Wyoming

As a submission to an artists' call for an exhibition this fall called "Window Views" (no, I don't know if I'm going to be in the exhibition yet), I created this painting, inspired by a photograph taken by, Jennifer Puddicombe:

Roadtrippin’ Wyoming” is a view through the windshield of my best friend Jennifer’s car as we took a very memorable roadtrip across the United States two summers ago. This particular view was just outside of Shell, Wyoming as we were just about to enter Bighorn National Forest to search for our next campsite. This roadtrip is very special to me because it was with a friend I’ve known longer than I can remember, accompanying her and taking turns driving her car, as she moved herself and her belongings from Vancouver to Toronto to pursue a new career path. Our journey between big cities took us South of the border through several states. Wyoming was particularly memorable - a state of amazing beauty and diversity where we took our time enjoying the sights and colours throughout, including Yellowstone National Park.

The submission to the call was of the following image of my painting (Acrylic on canvas 16x20):

After some time of deliberation, having this canvas still sitting on my easel, I decided I wasn't quite done, even though I had already submitted the image to the call. Today, I made a few tweaks, and now I'm much happier with the result. As soon as the paint dries, it'll find a home on my walls here at home:

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