The Fun In Reflections.....I love reflections! In water puddles, on lakes, glassware, storefronts, and my mirror! Ha! I am not the only artist who feels this way...art shows and magazines will display many beautiful paintings of reflections. Why the love affair? Speaking for myself, the dual images are not exactly alike and small distortions are present, which make them fun to paint.
I have two I want to show you. Both are storefronts and I just happened on them, but my eyes immediately knew I'd paint those scenes!
Found this window front in a tiny town of Lafayette, here in Oregon. Everything is backwards and a bit darker. THIS is the type of painting I get lost in! A joy!
And here's a beauty of a storefront I found in another little village community near where I live. The shopkeeper is a delightful woman who created this wonderful woman's home boutique store. Again, the fascination of shapes and backward images. I purposefully chose cooler blue tones for this painting and I like the feel.
I like painting repeat subjects. I went through a two year period painting fur, feathers, and wood. Those three subjects were foreign to me and I wanted a realistic appearance. By the end of that time I was quite good... but changed my style as I created my new technique.
Often I find myself interested in a theme, or I want to perfect a technique and will paint several of the same subjects. These are the only two storefronts...so far...I've got my eyes opened for more!
Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.