Wednesday, April 29, 2009

City in Darkness

City in Darkness
Mixed media
Inspired while on a trip to Toronto, this painting combines various mediums applied on a stretched canvas. The buildings were painted in acrylic which I then detailed with oil pastels and conté crayons. The angel on the left upper corner(many people can't seem to spot her) is decoupaged using a picture I had of a stone angel and touched up with the same mediums.
This was and is one of my favorite paintings. It was bought soon after it was created and I was fortunate to find a picture of it on a CD I had made as I lost many of my images when my computer was stolen two years ago.
Toronto, Ontario is in central Canada and went through some tough times a few years back but it managed to bounce back, hence the angel watching over the city.


Karin said...

I really like the dark quality of this piece. I'm trying to think of a word that fits the mood I feel inside when I look at it, but it isn't coming to me in words - it isn't quite sad, but there is a hint of that, yet it isn't without hope or dark in any kind of negative way - it's that kind of darkness that I love on a deeply cloudy day that you can feel the electricity in the air before a storm, when the sky is ominous - you feel something in the air, but you are safe and sound at home, and the light is beautiful.
I wonder if I would have seen the angel if you hadn't pointed her out - since you did I saw her right away. So glad you found your image and shared it with us!

My word verification cracked me up - it is "nonsilly", but I think it is very silly indeed:)
xoxo Karin

bridgette said...

hi- wonderful painting, i can see why you have attachment to it.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your recent comments. I'm glad you were able to find those links on my sidebar! If you have any other questions about encaustics, please feel free to email me bridgette @ I would be happy to help out, if I can.

Shayla said...

Hi, I found you through Robyn's blog. Isn't that an inspiring place? I saw that you are an artist from New Brunswick (me too) so thought i'd stop and say 'hi.' Your art is wonderful.

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