Friday, May 8, 2009

Stepping Up


"Stepping Up"
20" x 20" acrylic on visual edge canvas

Finally! The third and last painting in this series of concrete workers is finished. I'll be painting something a little more organic for the next few days. All these angles and lines have me cross-eyed even when I try to be fairly loose with them. I want the effect, but not the hard edges... tricky. But there is something about putting organic shapes over geometrics that really appeals to my eye. These workers have stripped the forms off of the front of the steps and are apparently rubbing and smoothing. Right now they are steps to nowhere, but in another year or so, there will be students climbing up and down at the largest high school complex in Houston County, Georgia.

2 comments:

deb pero said...

Wow! This is just fabulous Pat! I love it! Well done! I feel like I can almost hear that power tool!

Sheila said...

This series have been so awesome. You've immortalized a little bit of Americana like Norman Rockwell or Hooper did.