Sunday, September 29, 2013

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www.hardageart.com

Catch the Wind was an interesting project.  I had just begun experimenting with painting with a credit card and I knew I wanted to use a blue/orange color scheme.  As I started making marks on the paper, I realized that it had a nautical "feel".  I was especially intrigued by the feeling of heavy waves that the bottom portion of the painting seemed to evoke.  With this concept in mind, I pictured sailboats in a neck and neck race to the finish line, if they could only "catch that big gust of wind".  It was great fun to see if I could suggest this feeling without actually producing realistic looking sailboats.  Oh, and painting with a credit card is even more  fun than buying something with it.