|Long Ride Home, 10 x 13", Pastels|
reference photograph for
Long Ride Home.
Not at all. Pushing color is what painting is all about. The photograph of this scene is what it really looked like through our car window. The world was bleak, scary, and you didn't want to be out in it. I could have copied it verbatim and almost did over the weekend, but chose instead to add a little warmth, add a little charm, add a lot of colors I didn't see at the scene or in the photograph.