Lynn McLain AWS, NWS -Watercolor Artist

Road Chatter

I have a continuous love affair with the abstract forms in nature and in our environment. Where one person sees a sidewalk and curb, I see a sweep of texture and shadow. A rusted manhole may not scream "art" to most passersby, but it can send me scrambling for my camera and itching for my palette. My goal is to portray the ordinary, even the mundane, in unusual and compelling ways. To do this, I rely on a simple approach to design and composition that can be applied to any subject. The key for my Road Chatter series is to zoom in, focusing on unique textures and spatial relationships - crucial conceptual tools in developing a good painting. Dramatic lighting is an equally important element to achieve the dimensionality of the shapes and textures.

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