Poked my nose into this week's challenge at Daily Paintworks: Can you find an odd shaped shadow and make it the center of interest in your painting?
No idea, but what the heck? I'm game.
Lush groupings of giant dahlias grace various locations in our gardens. With camera in hand and the shadow challenge in mind, I noticed how one of those sizable aggregations shaded our driveway. Snap!
Instant abstraction. Engaging challenge. Monochromatic montage.
Had to laugh that the pesky chipmunks who tunnel under our driveway indirectly provided some visual interest for my painting in the form of patched cracks—first time I've ever appreciated their handiwork!
Had to smile that a few dahlia petals had dropped into my scene as well, giving me a bonafide pop of color.
6x6", acrylic on gessobord