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This mixed-media piece was originally started as an Oil Pastel on Canvas drawing of the view of Taipei City, done from the balcony of my apartment. I had already drawn the buildings in the view but was not happy with how the Oil Pastel looked and wanted to change it somehow. As with all my pieces I like time to step back from them and think about what needs to be done or my next move. In this case I decided to use this picture to try to show a phenomenon that was happening at the time and we don't get in my native England, that is Monsoon Rain. Wow, if you've never seen it then it will blow your socks off (or wash them off if you get caught in it!) The rain falls so heavily and intensely that it is actually deafening and can make buildings 20 feet away disappear! Seriously, it turns the whole view into shades of grey when it comes, so I tried to show this by adding Oil Paint over the city view. I liked how the thicker Oil Pastel shapes showed through the Paint echoing the shadowy outlines of the distant buildings. I used a Palette Knife and a Pencil to scrape off areas in the foreground to show the barely visible neighbouring buildings that could briefly be seen through the intense downpour!

Materials used:

Oil Pastel, Pencil and Oil Paint on Stretched Canvas

Monsoon Rain, Taipei City (2008)

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This artwork is sold by David Lloyd from Taiwan

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