reliable-Dennis-Crayon Reliable 13 X 13 Oil On Panel

Reliable

Reliable - the irony of this word appearing on a bus stop bench is not lost on the woman pictured here. Will the bus be late, will she even like the place she’s going? So what’s the story here? I’ve left that open to interpretation. Perhaps she’s travelling to visit family, or leaving town to start over in a new and better place. Regardless of her motivation, there’s a sense of transience about the scene. In this case the painting is somewhat autobiographical, as I had recently left my day job to focus on my painting and web designing. The bright yellow bench is optimistic, while the blue tones evoke a sense of melancholy and uncertainty, as do the broken edges and rough palette.

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