My obsession with rust

I can’t seem to help myself.  I’m obsessed with rust.  I even went so far as to drag my fancy big camera to the dump a few weeks ago so I could snap photos of the beautiful rust on the recycling bins.  I know, it’s not normal.  But my rust obsession is leading to some interesting art.


Here’s another shot of the same image:


I don’t think I’m going to get over this obsession any time soon, though.  I’ve snapped photos of the rusty grate at my bank, old farm equipment (yes, I’ve stopped my car to snap some images of that) and now I’m working on creating some more rusty textures in Corel Painter 2017.  It adds so much dimension and interest, especially when I’m working on something metallic.  I don’t find metals to be convincing until there’s a little reflection and a little texture.

If you love it, then you can get a copy of the print (or other awesome items) here.


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