Surfaces

When you hear this word you think of texture. Is the surface smooth, rough, bumpy...I could go on. As an artist I see ordinary things/objects every day & find inspiration in them. Lately I've been carrying my camera with me when I go for a walk, or driving to work with it beside me. I'm that person who will pull over on the side of the road & start taking pictures of random things. When I paint I love adding multiple layers of paint to the canvas. The texture is what I'm drawn to the most lately. Yes the colour and composition play important roles in the final piece, but the layers get me excited. I thought I would show you some images that are an example of this.

I often walk my dog by this garage. The faded mint green paint and the chipped aluminum is eye candy to me.ย 

I often walk my dog by this garage. The faded mint green paint and the chipped aluminum is eye candy to me. 

This is on a large scale wall downtown that has graffiti on it. I always drive by and recently decided to get out of my car and take a closer look. The actual images that were painted did nothing for me, but the fact that the paint also went onto this piece of wood were delightful.

This is on a large scale wall downtown that has graffiti on it. I always drive by and recently decided to get out of my car and take a closer look. The actual images that were painted did nothing for me, but the fact that the paint also went onto this piece of wood were delightful.

I was doing errands one morning and spotted this large dumpster behind a secondhand shop. I pulled my car into the parking lot and grabbed my phone to take some photos. The old metal reminds me of my trip to Cuba and all the colourful buildings. A man opened the door expecting a donation and found me. I told him I was an artist before he could say anything. Instead of him acting weird his response was "Do you have some photos of your art I can see." This interaction & that dumpster made my morning. It might seem small, but it's the truth!

I was doing errands one morning and spotted this large dumpster behind a secondhand shop. I pulled my car into the parking lot and grabbed my phone to take some photos. The old metal reminds me of my trip to Cuba and all the colourful buildings. A man opened the door expecting a donation and found me. I told him I was an artist before he could say anything. Instead of him acting weird his response was "Do you have some photos of your art I can see." This interaction & that dumpster made my morning. It might seem small, but it's the truth!

I need to tell you that this photo has not been edited to alter the colour. Those bricks are AMAZING!!ย When I got out of my car and saw this building with those drips of paint, I instantly became giddy.

I need to tell you that this photo has not been edited to alter the colour. Those bricks are AMAZING!! When I got out of my car and saw this building with those drips of paint, I instantly became giddy.

I was driving in the country on my way to work and I stopped to capture this photo. The side of this house was so textured, the cement was starting to deteriorate. I'm not sure if someone actually lived there. ย 

I was driving in the country on my way to work and I stopped to capture this photo. The side of this house was so textured, the cement was starting to deteriorate. I'm not sure if someone actually lived there.

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I got rear ended a few weeks ago and my van needed a new bumper. The day I pulled into the parking lot at the body shop this wall was in front of me. I snapped a quick photo on my phone & then went inside. This pattern is so retro and if you didn't already know I enjoy anything mid century. The architecture of the building and the furnishings inside were from the 70's. The front desk was walnut strips with olive green formica. Even though the whole experience of being in a car accident sucked, at least I smiled every time I pulled up.

I got rear ended a few weeks ago and my van needed a new bumper. The day I pulled into the parking lot at the body shop this wall was in front of me. I snapped a quick photo on my phone & then went inside. This pattern is so retro and if you didn't already know I enjoy anything mid century. The architecture of the building and the furnishings inside were from the 70's. The front desk was walnut strips with olive green formica. Even though the whole experience of being in a car accident sucked, at least I smiled every time I pulled up.

The green shutters on this house are in need of a new coat of paint...but the green is what caught my eye. ย 

The green shutters on this house are in need of a new coat of paint...but the green is what caught my eye.

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That baby blue and the mix of horizontal and vertical lines is perfect.

That baby blue and the mix of horizontal and vertical lines is perfect.