Monday, November 3, 2008

The Road Ahead

"The Road Ahead" 4"x6" Watercolor on paper

Today's post is from Karin Jurick's Weekly Different Strokes Challenge.

While the photo itself was of an American monument, literally, I cropped in on a part of the reference piece.
I painted in a very subdued palette but focused in on the small bits of bright orange red color of the brakes and stoplights seen on the road.

As a Canadian watching the US Election from the sidelines, this mirrors my feelings at this time. American citizens are on the brink of possibly making history in electing their first African American President and/or their first woman Vice-President. The pressure in this election is intense...Nothing is clear cut, or stands out; so it is time to stop and think and take a breath before reaching that iconic building.

I wish the best of luck to both candidates and all our American friends as they go to the polls tomorrow. We'll certainly be watching here.
This piece is available for $50.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
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1 comment:

Carol Feldman said...

Kim, I really like your sensitive handling of this photo. I also was drawn by the red and the symmetry of the white street lights. I also did a partial view of the building as I felt a litle timid drawing such an obvious icon. However, I was more timid than you...I ended up turning it upside down and painting as an abstract. It was easier to not take it so seriously!
Always loo forward to your versions!