Original artwork description:

A scene based on a photograph of Frank Sinatras Palm Springs house.
I like the nostalgia this scene evokes as well as the bright colours and contrasts.


** sold rolled, if you would prefer it ready to hang, message me before purchasing, -it will cost an extra 250$ for stretching and shipping**


Although I can succumb to it at times, I do not like the idea of slavishly copying photographs, as this process can become a formulaic and banal practice. Generally, I attempt to not just simply reflect on a pre-manufactured scene. I enhance and manipulate the colour, using an impressionistic colour palette in many of the paintings, by incorporating complementary colours; ocean, pool, tree and plant hues used as a back drop to skin tones and bright contrasting parasols. I alter the texture and composition of the original image, to describe the general sense of the scene as I imagine it. I bring out aspects in the image that convey, to me, a feeling that more closely relates to what I think of as a purer, more direct pleasure; There is always an element of chance and intuition in my work. Ultimately, I do not follow a particular prescribed working process too closely and generally try to avoid preconceptions about what I am doing.

Materials used:

Acrylic

Tags:
#summer #acrylic #swimming #california #palm trees #vintage era #palm springs 
Palm Springs 1950s 2 (2021)
Acrylic painting
by Stephen Abela

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A scene based on a photograph of Frank Sinatras Palm Springs house.
I like the nostalgia this scene evokes as well as the bright colours and contrasts.


** sold rolled, if you would prefer it ready to hang, message me before purchasing, -it will cost an extra 250$ for stretching and shipping**


Although I can succumb to it at times, I do not like the idea of slavishly copying photographs, as this process can become a formulaic and banal practice. Generally, I attempt to not just simply reflect on a pre-manufactured scene. I enhance and manipulate the colour, using an impressionistic colour palette in many of the paintings, by incorporating complementary colours; ocean, pool, tree and plant hues used as a back drop to skin tones and bright contrasting parasols. I alter the texture and composition of the original image, to describe the general sense of the scene as I imagine it. I bring out aspects in the image that convey, to me, a feeling that more closely relates to what I think of as a purer, more direct pleasure; There is always an element of chance and intuition in my work. Ultimately, I do not follow a particular prescribed working process too closely and generally try to avoid preconceptions about what I am doing.

Materials used:

Acrylic

Tags:
#summer #acrylic #swimming #california #palm trees #vintage era #palm springs 
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My recent work is almost summed up by a quote from the photographer, Slim Aarons: “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places. ’’ I am drawn to holiday and... Read more

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