It may seem like an odd subject to you, but clearly not to artists Canadian Joanna Strong and Sandy Wilcox of the U.S., both of whom were separately inspired to paint a series of the same exact subject: Rubber band balls.
above left: Joanna Strong, A Joyous Voyage; above right: Sandy Wilcox, RBB#9
Painting them as a singular subject in the style of contemporary realism, Strong's paintings are slightly more photo-realistic with dramatic lighting and on a black background, making the bright colors pop. Wilcox's images of the same subject are painted in a smaller format, a little softer in execution and color and are featured on pale neutral backgrounds with soft shadows.
I have chosen to feature 14 paintings by each artist. I find both equally appealing and would love to own one of each.
Joanna Strong's Entanglement Series (sizes range from 16"x 16" to 48" x 48"):
A Joyous Voyage:
Climbing Trees At Sunset:
Gone Shopping, Back Soon:
It's A Beautiful Evening:
Picking Wild Strawberries at The Beach:
Up In The Airy Mountain:
We Could Be So Happy:
all of the above paintings by Joanna Strong have been sold, to see more of her work, visit her site
Sandy Wilcox's Rubber Band Balls (sizes range from 10" x 10" to 20" x 16.5":
Rubber Band Ball #1 (sold):
Rubber Band Ball #2:
Rubber Band Ball #3:
Rubber Band Ball #4:
Rubber Band Ball #5:
Rubber Band Ball #10:
Rubber Band Ball #14:
Rubber Band Ball #15:
Rubber Band Ball #16:
To purchase one of Sandy Wilcox's Rubber band ball paintings, visit her site.
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