#ThrowbackThursday: Overpass

Overpass, 2003. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches.

In many ways this was a breakthrough piece for me, and set me on a new theme that I had been playing with in my mind for some time. At the time I spent every morning and every evening crossing Nashville to get to work, and I became fascinated with overpasses and the light and shadow patterns created by them.

I was still toning canvases with bright, complementary colors, a technique I picked up from Mitch Breitweiser, who was painting that way our senior year of college. This also has that same bright, unnatural color approach I posted about previously with the painting of Jennabeth.