I have always been crazy about motorcycles and the thrill of the ride. This painting represents how bikers feel on the open road when its just you, and GOD. I have a Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle and this painting reminds me of when I ride either alone or with my MC. The artists name was not displayed for this painting but the colors and detail he or she used to design this painting are excellent. Even if you do not ride you at least get an idea of what it could feel like and how beautiful the sunset is when your just out in the open. I believe the artist wanted everyone to be moved by this painting and in doing so made it very realistic and with feeling. I really love this painting and before I chose this I looked at a lot of different paintings that had motorcycles and people riding them. But this one captured the ride within art and I think that is amazing. I never really was an art person and I’m still not but I know when I see something I like and or something that moves me. The artist makes it look like the road never ends. The vanishing line separates the ground from the heavens in this painting. And if you look very closely you can see the same line in the rearview mirrors on the bike itself. This gives another indication that the biker has been riding for a while. And this painting also ilistrates that this road is more of a dirt road not a highway. Taking this art class was a good thing for me because it helps me pay attention to detail a lot more. When you look at a picture or painting and your not really into art you tend to focus on just what is in front of you. You do not look around you or look for little details but since I have been in this class I will never look at pictures or paintings the same way again.
- Why do you think the artist used a sunset for this painting?
- The bike this shown looks like an older model. Why do you think the artist chose to use and older model instead of a newer model?
- Do you think the artist was trying to get you to feel anything with this painting?