September 28, 2012

Muddy Waters

Friends of ours (Art and Charlotte Hullender) hosted an art show to raise money for their adoption. I was honored to submit this piece for the show. It is titled "Muddy Waters" and ties in many themes that I have been thinking on lately regarding Memphis. I have always wanted to do something to capture the riverfront, Memphis Blues and "M bridge". I purposely created a silhouette effect with the Memphis Queen Riverboat, Hernando Desoto Bridge ("M bridge") and grassy bank and wanted to magnify the Mississippi River. I have been researching industrial rustic design some lately and this seemed to fit a bit of all these thoughts. The title is after the Mississippi River (The Muddy Mississippi) and blues legend Muddy Waters. Hope you all enjoy. It was fun to paint something to capture this great city...Memphis.

"Muddy Waters"