Zooming at Night

$1,254

Zooming at Night
Watercolor, Liquid Acrylic
22×30

Description

Zooming at Night
Watercolor, Liquid Acrylic
22×30

Elaine Nunnally
Leesburg, VA

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About the piece:
I’ve recently focused on painting the visual explosion of color and illusion of speed that is produced by headlights and tail lights on the night highway.  Using a high horizon line, I worked to create a sense of  movement and distance, resulting in the look and feel of an abstract painting.  I use watercolor paints straight from the tube and blend them with a stiff brush, which produces the soft look of pastel.  The limited palette of red, black, and white adds to the excitement of this piece.  In a few areas I used white acrylic ink, painted or sprayed with an atomizer, to achieve the intense contrast of light to dark. The title, “Zooming at Night” is a takeoff on the old Nissan commercials which begin with a little boy saying, “Zoom, zoom”, and the current popularity of the Zoom app that we all are forced to use these days during the coronavirus pandemic. I hope when viewers see this painting, they will relate to driving at night behind a group of vehicles.  It is a “free” art show every night on the highway!