The Point - acrylic, ready to hang 91.5cm (W) x 45.5cm (H) x 4cm (D)
acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.
Signed on the front.
The Point is an amalgamation of summer holidays I had, and summer holidays I wanted. I composed a lot of moments on this canvas to express the feeling of those wonderful days. Using aerial perspective, I’m able to give a sense of the spaces we value so much.
When you view this work, travel back to those energising trips to the beach and holidays in general. I want you to feel the warm breezes lifting up off those beaches as you view this work.
I’m happy with my composition, it’s busy, but it needed to be, because a story like this one needs room. The subject is obvious but there are so many moments of quiet contemplation as your eye follows the activities of all those people. I reviewed and reworked it so many times. I’m very happy with it now, the built up colours are formed using multiple transparent layers, these are most evident when viewed in person. I worked on the cars over a week introducing coloured reflections of the trees in the glass on the cars. I wanted everyone to have a personality, some of you, like me, will need extra lenses to see all the little details. I really hope that I have created a story that everyone can connect with. I’m writing this on RU OK day and it occurs to me that the sweetness of memory sustains us, I think that’s what I paint; places to go and escape.