Jeffrey Baisden, CPSA Live Oak, FL Greasers, 17½ x 15½" (44 x 39 cm)
CARAN D’ACHE / CREATIVE ART MATERIALS, LTD. AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL MERIT Artist Statement I am fascinated by the patterns, colors and richness of rusted, aged metal. My collection of vintage oilcans has become a favorite subject. Dramatic lighting and cast shadows play an important role in this composition, echoing and softening the shapes in a framed background. Complementary colors orange (brown) and blue are used in the foreground with subtle complements of violet and yellow tones. The balanced, ordered composition and structured shadowing is contrasted by the randomness of the patterned rusted surfaces and weathered wood. Greasers is a tribute to the beautifully designed tools of the working man.