Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Wheel Out"

12x12" oil on masonite

This is small study for a much larger painting (36x36"). This was done from a photograph which was obviously shot with some sort of fisheye lens. I like how the lens distorts and exaggerates the sense of space in the picture plane. For example look at the size of the wheel compared to the head of the skater.  It's not quite 3-D, but it does create the illusion that the board is about to burst out of the picture.


Merci said...

Love this!! I bet the larger version is amazing.

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thanks Merci, well I haven't actually done the larger one yet! Soon though I hope. Glad you like it!