For several years, I have been thinking about creating a series of artworks that relate to the Boise Greenbelt. I think the bicycle/pedestrian path along the river is part of what makes Boise so special. Over the years on my cycling excursions on the Greenbelt, I have taken pictures in the hopes of using them to help me create a series.
This Local Color exhibition was the perfect inspiration to finally get started on my Greenbelt series. I am creating the first three artworks in the series to be submitted for consideration. The deadline is next week and I think I'm going to make it. I'm working on the third piece right now.
Before starting, I decided on a size that I wanted all the artworks to be. The process I've been using to create these is a bit more precise than how I usually work. Since they are all to be the same size, I have drawn out my design on a piece of paper measured to be slightly larger than the finished size. Then I can trace the shapes from the paper if I need a template. It is more involved but seems to be working out o.k.
Here's an in process picture of workings of the third piece.
I will be sharing pictures of the final artworks after I get them photographed and probably after I meet the deadline.