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.
Paintings of Rubber Band Balls
Painting them as a singular subject in the style of contemporary realism, Strong’s oil 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 also painted with oils, only 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.