|Hazy Bridge: 8x10, acrylic on canvas, 2014|
W often travels down to North Carolina from Maryland in order to visit his father. With a lot of time on the road, it is easy to pass by beautiful settings without noticing how pretty our country is. Often people are so destination-focused, but W snapped this picture with his cell phone and inquired if it would be quality enough to transform into a painting. North Carolina is considered home for him, and the moment he captured in the early morning was a serene picture that he felt embodied his birthplace. I decided to use variations of silver to capture the picture and give it a bit of dimension and shimmer. I especially felt that the clouds and water should take on a softer, glimmering presence with the focal point of the bridge.