“Noon Traffic” and meeting the challenge

Noon Traffic ©2012 Tracy Wall

Noon Traffic
8″ x 10ish ”
oil on panel
©2012 Tracy Wall

I completed this painting as part of a challenge posted by artist Terry Miura.

He was pondering about struggling to simplify things when he’s painting, so he offered a challenge. Artists were given the same photograph to work from and create their own simplified version.  No prize, no winners (well, everyone’s a winner!);  just seeing how others may address the same challenge.

Here’s the photograph we were to work from:

original photograph

Although the streetlights also attracted me, I couldn’t help focusing on the shapes of all the car shadows on the streets.  My usual MO is to crop and focus in, so that’s what I did with what caught my attention the most.

Check out other versions here or on his blog, “Studio Notes”.

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About Tracy Wall

I'm an artist and massage therapist living in Denver, Colorado.
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