Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"Gegeten roer." Rheden, Holland.

I know, I know never paint something strange,
people will not read it as you mend.
But I couldn't resist this strange rudder, all
eaten away by water and fungi.

"Gegeten roer." Rheden, Holland.
(Eaten rudder. )Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.


Marco van der Wielen said...

Hmm strange, well, for sure i like it if you take a detail from the boat. And over here everything is still recognizable I think.
Like the painting, kerel!

René PleinAir said...

Thanks Marco,

Good to hear from you.

Daily Paintings said...

Very interesting piece...I really like it! Mike

Adam Cope said...

glad you did paint something "strange"--IMO it's a better painting for it.

pesraonally I like the contrast of hard in the foreground & soft in the background.


Annelotte Fellinger said...

I thought about that, 'never paint something strange'. I think you can paint the weirdest things and still make it look good. If you can fool your eyes with a photograph, you can do it with a painting.

I think it has to do with making the reflection of the light areas in the rudder very symmetrical, you've got to show the axis of the reflection to make it believable.

Don't let it stop you ;)