The lower third of this painting, by Jay Ohlrich, reminds me of Scream by Edvard Munch, which was shown in the Understanding Comics reading. The lines are very blurry, colorful, contrasty, and capture a sense of motion. Motion much like that of a picture taken out of a car window. There is a sense of confusion. Unlike Scream, however, there in not a sense of fear. I think this comes from the serenity of the trees and the clouds. The sky is very calm and the blues blend with the whites. The trees are pretty much in focus and also have a sense of placidity. The trees and the sky contrast with the moving ground which is interesting because even though the ground is rushing by in confusion, I feel the sky and trees are saying everything will be okay.
Two other friends and I drew circles in different colors that had to have at least one over lap and one underneath arc segment. We learned as we went along that we didn’t have to be confined to the page, and could make the circles run off the page. Also we played with size. The end product looks pretty cool.