At other times, the song title and the subject matter are so far removed from each other that they become a non sequitor. So, that being said, this piece, which was inspired by a couple of lines from Blue Rodeo's mid-90's classic "Hasn't Hit Me Yet" (seriously, go listen. This damn song gets me every time),is mostly untitled, since I felt like without the actual context of the lyrics, the title made no sense with regard to the subject matter.
So for now, I'll just call it as it is.
|Acrylic on 3x12 canvas|
I used mostly fluid acrylics in whites, blacks, and grey's over a yellow underpainting, as I was trying to catch the idea of that orangey-yellow that you get from sodium lights. There was a bit of a struggle with the yellow reflection on the snow, as at first it just looked like the place had been visited by a large dog with a severe urination problem.
I used a paint-spattering method for the snowflakes, and broke then handle on one of my brushes in the process. I also went over some of the finer details with a heavier-bodied acrylic. Overall, I'm not unhappy with the final piece, although I was hoping to achieve a more directly over-head perspective, which didn't happen. I do like the character in the centre of the image, the highlights in his hair and the shadow stretched out before him.