Acrylic painting by Ray Johnstone


  • Acrylic painting, Panel / Board / MDF
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 66.93 × 47.24 × 0.39 in (framed) / 66.93 × 47.24 × 0.12 in (unframed) / 66.93 × 47.24 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

This is a large painting. But as 'large' is a relative concept (it's like a spec of sand on a beach in comparison with a Renaissance fresco, for example) let's get specific: it measures 1.7 metres by 1.2 metres, and was quite a challenge.
The subject is Mézin, the medieval village in SW France where I live.
It was done in my studio, but with the help of many sketches I made on a nearby walking path. I marked these with comments on the colours of various shutters, notes on window, arch details and roof details, etc, etc.
In the centre of the painting is the magnificent Gothic church, St Jean-Baptiste, that dominates the village. I've painted this medieval architectural masterpiece many times.
A quick note on the secondary images: They're quite confusing to look at, I suppose, but I've included them in an attempt to show the size. The painting hangs on a wall above a large mirror on the (rather messy) stairway that leads to my studio (which can just be seen in the mirror - and on the door, I've don't a painting of St Jean-Baptiste).

Materials used:

Acrylic on board