Changing direction

I didn’t work on the MS bicycle ride for a while. I started to add the background, and put in a weeping willow. It made the whole thing look kitschy and awful. I tried to erase it, but it was too firmly drawn, that I couldn’t do it. I got very discouraged.

But then, the other day I peeked outside, just as it was beginning to rain. One thing I love about summer is the rain. It changes the atmosphere, puts a green cast over everything, makes everything moody, and enhances colors. So, I decided to go for it, and make the bike ride a rainy day. It also casts a serious note on a serious subject without being dismal.

So, here it stands. The bike riders will end up standing out more because of this change, which is a good thing. I’m going to have to darken the road a bit to play down the shadows. They’re too distinct for a cloudy sky.

So, back on track…but a different direction.msbikeracewip714

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2 thoughts on “Changing direction”

  1. I love reading about your creative process and finding out where your inspiration comes from. The sky does amazing things and gives us completely unexpected colors and textures. But then, looking at your past work, you’ve known this for years.

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