Every September, there’s a sense that everything starts and dies all at once: vacations end, school terms and corporate budget cycles start, fruit ripens and is harvested, leaves change and fall. It can be damnably disorienting getting used to the upswitch in tempo after daydreaming through slower sunnier summer days but the change can be invigorating. Suddenly there is a bracing cold on the start and end of your day and things seem a lot more sped up. That’s the rush.
This scene is all about direction and purposeful intent. It is how you might feel if you were an arrow shot from the North Shore to downtown through Stanley Park. It’s about going straight downtown and fighting doubts and bumps and obstacles to get there.
The color scheme is primary bright with lots of stop-go-wait red-green-yellow traffic light colors augmented by swirly texture and outlined brush strokes. It is both vivid and immediate, but, as always, the best is yet “around the bend.” That’s how the world begins.
Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 30″
Located at: Private Collection (CC)