Description The time in-between summer and fall can bring some strange weather. It's not quite as hot during the day, but it's not cold enough for the snow to stick. Wakeboarding season starts to fade away as the trees turn yellow. I crashed really hard on my knee one of those last days on the wakeskate and was stuck inside for weeks trying to recover. I started this piece as pure exploration, looking out the window at the wind through the pine trees. But I was still thinking about the lake and how those great summer days had come to an end...at least this year. In the end, the lines and swirls in this piece came full circle and sort of tied themselves together, much like the passing seasons.
Phil Lewis, Boulder, CO Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement Throughout my life I have always felt a special connection to nature, and being outdoors inspires me to create. The amazing scenery in Colorado has certainly fueled this inspiration, and the surrounding landscapes appear frequently in my work. In addition to drawing the things I see around me, I also like to draw the things I come up with on my own. To imagine is the most fun.
Lately I have been developing a style of artwork that combines pen drawings and digital design. I will start out with black line drawings and then color them in with Sharpie and Prismacolor markers. I then scan my drawings into Photoshop and re-brush some of the sections, add shading, effects, and adjust the colors until they “pop” as much as possible. I then print the images digitally on fine-art canvas. The resulting media is a hybrid pen-drawing / digital-canvas, which ends up looking like a giant piece of candy stuck to the wall.
I am truly humbled and grateful for the ability to create this art, and through it, I hope to bring as much color and light into the world as I can.
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