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.
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.