Tuesday, February 6, 2007
'Made in the Shade'
'Made in the Shade'.........6x8".........oil on canvas panel
While exploring the quaint and picturesque grounds of E. Waldo and Sons (one of Sierra Madre's oldest existing confectionaries)
I came across a half-draped, antiquated Volkswagon beetle parked in a ramshackled carport. The intense late morning sunlight cast dramatic and rich shadows within the structure and created an interesting and elaborate pattern of light and dark shapes.
What also appealed to me about this subject matter was the sense of mystery evoked by the suggestion of obscurity and intrigue amidst the shadows.