Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Brook Street Bungalows

Brook Street Houses
Acrylic, Ink, Graphite and Oil Pastel on Paper
64cm x 54cm

Any painting lies somewhere between complete abstraction and complete representation. This painting is another attempt at abstracting the landscape more so that it is clear what is represented but that the painting takes on a character of its own. Like any landscape Brook Street is layer upon layer of pattern that comes together in a way that is distinctive for the area. The low lying red california bungalow roofs, the electricity wires and the foliage are features that are intrinsic to the character of Coogee.

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting, love the pops of colour. Have a sweet day!

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  2. Beautifully done. I love the strong suggestions. The bright colors make your eyes search for a meaning. I love it.

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  3. Love the strong bold colors....

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  4. Beautiful work.Very good drawing and intense color.
    Many greetings from Switzerland.

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  5. Your work is fabulous! Love this painting.

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  6. Thanks for all your comments. This painting was an experimentation with more mixed media layers. I used the paint vigorously using the end of the paint brush for some of the marks.

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  7. Hi Nicola, I love your style!
    Sending lots and lots of Dutch JOY your way for a happy happy Friday! xx

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  8. Nice work. You have a great feel for the paint and what it can do for you.

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  9. Your art is fantastic, I like it very much...

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