The wind (domesticated)

I know what you’re thinking: “not another painting of a hand dryer!”  But this one was a beauty.  I was at an art show and went into the men’s room.  And there it was.  It was not a particularly powerful dryer; it could not deliver the visceral thrill of, say, a Dyson Air Blade.  Indeed, it was more like having your hands breathed on by an old asthmatic horse.  But the dryer was chrome plated and looked like a Cylon out of Battlestar Gallactica (if a Cylon assumed the form of a bathroom appliance).  Frak!  I just had to paint it.

Have you tried plein air painting in a men’s room?  It’s a challenge.  As you’ll see below, there were lots of crazy shadows and glancing highlights from the harsh lighting.  The easel got in the way too.

Hand-dryer

 


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