I was walking at Kimball Park one day last week, minding my own business, when this mud tire track on the sidewalk suddenly leaped into my field of vision.
It has probably been there many months, but I hadn’t really noticed it before. Upon closer inspection, the patterns of the track looked interesting to me.
Thus was born the inspiration for my two most recent paintings.
Fortunately I have an older car and a driveway where I can make a mess. You probably won’t want to try this with your brand new Tesla.
I applied paint to one of the tires, and drove over canvas repeatedly. It takes some experimentation and a lot of starting and stopping of the car to do this well, but I like the results. It’s kind of an urban grunge look.
“Road Trip,” 36 x 36 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
“Rubber Meets the Road,” 48 x 36 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas
Where do you find inspiration? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,