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Seattle, Washington, USA
This piece titled Steep Street reflects my recent interest in painting neighborhood street scenes and the ordinary places that I pass by each day. Painted quickly with layers of acrylic paint, it is unified with a limited palette of blues. My reference was a photo I took while stopped in my car at an intersection. The vertical format worked perfectly for the composition of the steep hill with cars turning from the side streets onto the main road. With a single stop sign, stop light, and wires hanging overhead, this scene portrays an urban scene even it it’s simplicity of shapes and palette. Man-made elements such as cars, wires and telephone poles serve as reminders of humanity. My artist influences include Wayne Thiebaud for his depictions of Bay Area urban streets, Richard Diebenkorn for his abstraction of shapes and expressionist color palette, and Johaness Vermeer and his quiet simplicity and sophistication in his paintings.
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