09 July 2008

Vespas



14" x 17", ink and wash on paper, 14" x 17", 2006-2007, bottom two in private collections

I've always liked the retro look that Vespa scooters still manage to maintain. Sleek and slick, their shapes are really fun to draw and paint.

I initially left the backgrounds of the two horizontal paintings white, but I grew restless with that so I laid in a watercolour wash to fill it out and help separate the scooters further from the bg while incorporating them further into it. Paradox? Maybe that's why the overall effect, although brightening the images, leaves me with a teeny bit of painter's remorse.


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