|5 x 7 Acrylic|
I once walked into my daughter’s high school art classroom and on the table was a still life set up. It wasn’t the usual apples or pears, far from it. There on the table was an internal part of a car motor. Don’t’ ask me what it was because to this day I couldn’t tell you. All I know was that it was metal with a lot of little wires, screws, and totally unidentifiable metal parts.
The drawings that resulted from this still life were quite frankly…awesome. It’s all about thinking outside the box. Maybe no one would want to buy a painting of a transmission (except perhaps someone who works for AAmco) but it wasn’t about saleable art. It was about challenging oneself. Isn't this why we paint?
So I figured I would set that odd thing on my imaginary table and paint something out of my field of capability. I’ve painted many horses in my time, this time I painted something with a bit more Horsepower. My entry to Paint Party Friday is a departure from the barn and into the garage. Please visit Paint Party Friday to see all the wonderful art and artists to be found right here…PAINT PARTY FRIDAY