Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Elizabeth Patterson
Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Elizabeth Patterson.
The talented American artist Elizabeth Patterson creates amazing hyperrealistic paintings with color pencils and graphite, and the viewer gets the feeling as if he is looking through a wet window. Elizabeth Patterson prefers to see the world through the wet window of her car. Because in most of her beautiful paintings can be seen traveling lights of cars, shapes or lights of highway gas stations. To look at the paintings of the artist is a real pleasure, because through the flowing streams are seen more and more details. Her series of paintings Elizabeth Patterson titled simply – «Rainscapes». She really was once behind the car window during a rainstorm, before her eyes flashed landscapes, and the artist had an idea to draw the rainy world behind the windshield of her car. The constant change of colors and shapes of objects acted so fascinating that the artist soon started working.
To achieve such a remarkable accuracy in “rainy” paintings, Elizabeth photographs her most impressive moments, and then prints out the pictures and compiles a few frames into one powerful image. Paintings of the artist, copied from photographs are so realistic that unwittingly appear to us as abstract paintings of the whole world.
“Rainscapes” series was born of my attempts to watch the patterns created by water and nightlight on my windshield during a rainstorm. A few drops turned into rivulets, blurring my vision. Then the wipers would completely change the image. It was a mesmerizing display of all the elements that stimulate my imagination: an emotional quality suggested by water, a solitary vantage point for the artist and constantly shifting colors and distances in the landscapes. I started shooting reference photos and am currently still mid-experiment with that imagery”.