Thursday, May 7, 2009

New WIP (Work In Progress): Metro Map Painting

I am not sure what I think about it yet, but I wanted to challenge myself and go in a new direction.  I think it's a start.  It has been hard to "let loose" and let the paint drip where it wants to, rather than try to control it too much with my brush.  I think I am going to do lots of layers of light washes of paint to express depth.

If you have not figured it out already, this painting is based off of the Washington DC Metro system, the Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, and Orange lines.  I worked with a lot of ideas, but decided to remove the colors of the lines and use the iconic shapes of the lines on the map as a basis for a painting.  It really is an interesting shape, even without the colors.  It's definitely something to explore and work on.


  1. You are moving along so quickly in all your new directions I'm only now catching up to thank you for selecting me as one of the artists to whom you have passed on the kreative blogger award. What a nice surprise and compliment that was. Thank you!
    That DC Metro map is a particularly good one to work with. I like where you're going with it -- excellent idea to present it as a WIP.

  2. This is full of interesting shapes and energy so far! great idea.

  3. Very cool! I'm loving the shapes!