Crystal Blue Persuasion by Bob Shepherd
Original Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
“Don’t paint outside the lines!” How many times did our mom’s or art teachers tell us that growing up? I always tell my art students to draw your own lines. With “Crystal Blue Persuasion” I tried to break every one of those “Art Rules” and still make a beautiful painting while thinking “Outside the Box”. There is no focal point. I know the horizon is too high, all my art friends told me that. I used black, silver, and pearl, but no red or yellow. And every color I used was straight out of the tube. I varnished with High Gloss, Satin, and Flat. The entire painting is “Sharp” edges. And there are NO SHADOWS.