I hope everyone’s fall has been spectacular so far! I’ve been so busy bouncing from one project to the next that I’m stoked if I even finish anything at all! Is anyone else like that sometimes? I really hope I’m not the only one, and since I finally finished one project- this abstract painting of Charlotte, NC. And it turned out so incredibly well, I’m stoked to tell you all about it!
The tough part about this painting is that photos do not do it justice. No matter how many settings I switch, or how much light I add or take away, I just cannot seem to capture the colors in their true form. The greens and turquoises I used in this painting of Charlotte, NC blended so well, I almost can’t even believe it. This map is so bright, so colorful, and it’s almost a shame to write about it at all since these pictures are only about a tenth as brilliant as the painting is in real life. But, I love it too much not to share it.
This map was a bit hard to free hand. The freeways make a giant circle, but the scale made it almost impossible for me to add any grids to the center like I usually do with my abstract maps. However, once I finished adding the ink and acrylic paint, I decided it didn’t need any other streets or outlines. Definitely not a dark spot to represent downtown. The only thing I added was a bit of pearlex powders to give it a little shimmer.
Since this is a painting you need to see in context, here is picture of my table set up for an art market I participated in recently-
If you’re interested in seeing more photos or purchasing this piece, just comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract Painting of Charlotte, NC
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