Unreality

Karin Nelson's avatar Karin Nelson

It is common for an artist to ignore a reality to gain a desired abstracted result. However, there are certain boundaries I don’t cross concerning lighting: I stay consistent with the light’s effects from one object to the next in order to express an atmospheric condition that is believable to the eyes. I broke those rules a little on this painting to get some contrasts I wanted. You could say I created a bit of an unreality. I've painted this intersection (the corner of Monroe Center and Ottawa Avenue) many times, but it keeps calling to me because every time I drive by, it presents itself in a new light.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5"
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 48"
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 48"